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Happy Birthday, Spike! Cake


Dinosaur-loving kids will cheer when you serve this candy-scaled, spiky-tailed figure. Build the lizard from cakes baked in our Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan and Mini Wonder Mold Pan.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

*Brand confectionery coating

Step 2

In advance, using patterns, make scales and toenails: Tint melted white candy violet using candy color.

Step 3

Cover patterns with waxed paper, outline and fill-in with melted candy in cut disposable bag. Tap gently to even out and refrigerate until firm. Carefully remove from waxed paper.

Step 4

Bake and cool cakes using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Trim ears from Bear cake. Cut Mini Wonder Mold cake in half.

Step 5

Attach Mini Wonder Mold half to back of bear with icing. Attach large marshmallows with icing to build up tail area (cut in gradually shorter pieces to taper towards bottom).

Step 6

Cover tail area and build up face and arms with tip 12 in buttercream. Pipe-in tip 12 whites of eyes and bottoms of feet. Add tip 4 dot pupils and nostrils, string mouth.

Step 7

Cover face and body with tip 18 stars. Insert candy scales and toenails.

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White Candy Melts® Candy

White Candy Melts® Candy

Large marshmallows

Large marshmallows

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Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Disposable Decorating Bags

Disposable Decorating Bags

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Happy Birthday, Spike! Cake is rated 4.608695652173913 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just made this cake for my sons 10th birthdau & boy was it a HUGE hit! I even surprised myself! To make him look like a little "mature" Spike, what i did was add little curved horns made out of fondant & a set of dragon wings, also made out of fondant. When i made his tail, i used rice krispie treats. I also used them to build up his mouth. I used straws to build the horns, wings & mouth. For his spikes instead of using candy melts, I made them out of royal icing 3 days prior to assembling him. I absolutely LOVED making this cake!!! Most importantly, the smile on my sons face when he saw Spike all finished was positively priceless. THANK YOU WILTON!!!!!
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was easier for me as I had already made the "Gowth Spurt" little girl cake from the 3D Bear pan. The icing takes a very long time to do, especially to get it uniform, but the end results are SO worth thetime. The candy melt spikes/toe nails - careful when handling them, they WILL MELT. I also suggest slitting where they will go with a knife first, as the pound cake is a bit tough to poke into. I personally added candy melt wings that I just made free hand as it was a dragon, and dragon's need wings!! Just added the perfect touch!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Idea, Terrible instructions I'm a beginner. I don't have a lot of practice or expierence, but with proper instructions I can make it happen. I have already tried doing the 3D duck, and those instructions were clear and to the point. The instructions for this guy are very vague. Maybe it's silly to need more guidance (how much icing to tint in what colours, where to find stencil for spikes or make my own. remember to dip finger in cornstarch to smooth feet, ect - that kind of thing.) This tutorial/instructions are greatly lacking in description.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved doing this cake. It was for my sons 9th birthday. I used the cone piece and marshmellows for the tail. That went over well with the kids. I used melted and colored chocolate for the spikes. I think I had as much fun decorating the cake as the kids did looking and eating it. To my surprise the adults were equally impressed with the dinosaur. Thanks Wilton for the ideas.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this was my first 3D cake so it was more difficult then i thought it would be. make sure you make extra candy melt "spikes" just in case they break. start decorating from the front bottom of the cake and work your way up and to the back finishing with the tail. this seemed to work the best for me. all in all i would attempt making it again. it turned out really cute when i was done:)
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Baking the 3D cake is the hardest part, my pan always leaks out the bottom some no mater where I place the clips. Just be sure you cool the cake completely before you attempt to romove it form the pan and stand it up. I have 3 children and I always make their birthday cakes and so far this has been my favorite. So Cute!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a 3 yr old's birthday. He's in to dinosaurs. It was fairly easy. The hardest part was making the spikes out of the candy. Since it only serves 12, I had to use a cake as the base to feed 40. All in all it came out really nice. I even made the 3 yr old his own "Spike" using the Mini Bear Pan!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a friends grandson's third birthday. He had picked it out from your site. He loved it. I used the last few segments of the nordicware caterpillar pan for the tail instead of the marshmallows, spikes from candy melts and he looked soooo cute. His thumbs up when he saw it, was all I needed.
Date published: 2013-01-21
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