Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Not-So-Scary Green Dinosaur!

A little while ago, a friend asked me to make a cake for her "soon to be" 3 year old's birthday. Josh wanted a green dinosaur like that one (pointing to an elaborate cake in a photo). It's a Stegosaurus apparently, and was green and had huge orange spikes in its back. Well you can't disappoint a little boy with huge ideas can you? So here is my attempt at his dream. It is his birthday party tomorrow, I hope he likes it!

The cut out dinosaur

I decided to crumb coat, as it there was quite a few crumbs
1/3 of the way through the star piping

The piping is finished : )

Spikes are in place

The finished cake

The details:

Cake - Butter cake

Frosting - Vienna Butter Cream

Spikes - Pastillage

Eyes & Toes - Dark Choc Chips

Ground Cover - Toasted Shredded Coconut


Kim said...


This cake was so yummy! I love the cake you are so creative! The kids enjoyed it so did the adults LOL


sarah said...

Thanks again so much for this wonderful cake for Josh's birthday. He loved it and it was so yummy as well!

~*Amanda*~ Mum to Amelia and Baby # 2 said...

Kat another great creation
Well done

Mara said...

how cute is that!!! it looks amazing! i am going to be doing a few specialty cakes this wkd and next for some kids bdays and i am NOT a specialty caker! i am kind of nervous. wish me luck. :)

Kat said...

Thanks for all of your lovely comments!

Sarah, I'm so glad Josh liked it.

Mara, I only started doing cakes a few months ago. I get most of my inspiration from online, but have done 2 cake decorating classes too.