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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.


Difficulty: Medium


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.