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Dinosaur Diorama Cake


Makes: 48 Servings

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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make gum paste decorations. Tint 3 oz. gum paste red-red, 10 oz. moss green/brown combination (for medium green), 2 oz. moss green/brown combination (for dark green), 6 oz. leaf green/moss green combination (for light green), 3 oz. brown/black combination (for brown) 4 oz. light brown, 2 oz. violet and 2 oz. gray (use a little black).

Use 9 in. fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out gum paste 1/16 in. thick. Use letter cutters from 101 cookie cutters set to cut red letters. Use pterodactyl cutter from 50-pc. animal pals cutter set to cut violet pterodactyl. Use patterns and knife to cut three light brown tree trunks, three light green palm tree tops, nine dark green plants, six gray rocks, one brown volcano, two medium green side panels, and one each medium green front, top and back panels. Let dry on flat surface for 48 hours.

Step 2

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Draw details on decorations. Use green, brown, black and red from neon and extra fine tip FoodWriter edible color marker sets to outline and add details to palm leaves, plants, tree, rocks, panels and volcano.

Step 4

Bake and cool 12 in. square cake. Cake is 3 in. high (two layers, 1 1/2 in. high).

Step 5

Cover cake with fondant. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint 48 oz. white fondant moss green/leaf green combination (for light green). Prepare and cover cake with fondant.

Step 6

Assemble decorations. Melt light cocoa Candy Melts candy according to package instructions. Use melted candy in cut parchment bag to attach palm tree tops to tree trunks. Chill until firm, 3 to 5 minutes. Use melted candy to attach pterodactyl to one of the trees. Chill until firm.

Cut 8 in. lollipop sticks to 4 in., for back of plants, rocks, volcano and top panel. Leave three sticks uncut for back of trees. Use melted candy in cut parchment bag to sticks to back of decorations, leaving 3 in. extending from bottom to insert in cake. Chill until firm.

Step 7

Assemble cake. Use brush and piping gel to attach front, back and side panels to cake. Insert trees, plants, rocks, volcano and top panel in cake. Use brush and piping gel to attach letters to front panel. Position 3-D dinosaurs on cake.

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33 oz. Ready-To-Use Gum Paste ((1 oz. needed for gum paste sticks used in dinosaur figures))

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Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

1 oz. Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Moss Green Icing Color

Moss Green Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

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50 Pc. Animal Pals Cutter Set ((pterodactyl used))

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101 Cookie Cutters Set ((letters used))

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12 x 2 in. Square Pan

12 x 2 in. Square Pan

14 in. Silver Cake Base

14 in. Silver Cake Base

8 in. Lollipop Sticks

8 in. Lollipop Sticks

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