Making a dinosaur cake for a baby shower or baby's first birthday calls for a cute cake that has a sweet, not scary, design. This baby dinosaur is covered with fondant and accented with scales and a youthful expression. For a magical take, use silver or colored luster dust to give it a pretty sheen, perfect for celebrating any youngster.
Dinosaur shaped cakes often have scales on top of them. To make sure the scales stay put, be sure to let your fondant or gum paste dry until it is completely hard to the touch. Use a cake knife to carefully cut small slits into the top of your dinosaur's neck, back, and tail. Be sure to evenly space the slits. Add a little royal icing to the bottoms of the scales to help them stay. Place the scales one at a time, and hold for a moment or two before releasing.
Create a dinosaur cake that will feed a crowd. Carve out your pieces from a prepared cake and affix them together with buttercream or royal icing adhesive. Cover with fondant and add fondant accents for eyes, nose, mouth, and spots. Cut-out chocolate pieces or chocolate covered squares will create sturdy scales.
Avid cake decorators will find creating a menacing, standing dinosaur cake a challenge that is fun to attempt. Use dowel supports and cereal treats for the legs, and cake for the body. Be sure to add small plates for support once the legs are completed. Cover in fondant and airbrush to create realistic accents.