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Dino-Mite Dinosaur Cake


Put historic back in prehistoric with this epic Dino-Mite Dinosaur Cake. Great for birthday parties of all ages, this Dinosaur Cake is sure to be one that will go down in history as a family favorite! Use the Wilton Dinosaur Shaped Pan to create the outline of your cake, then use simple piping techniques to pipe a happy T-Rex that is ready to party.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cake according to pan instructions.

Step 2

Ice cake. Prepare two recipes buttercream icing following recipe instructions. Using spatula and 1½ cups white icing, ice sides and background of cake smooth.

Step 3

Tint icing. Combine Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green icing colors to get light green color shown. Combine Leaf Green, Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get light and dark sage green icing colors shown. Tint ½ cup icing light green, ¼ cup icing dark sage green and 1 cup icing light sage green using color combinations provided. Using black icing color, tint ½ cup icing black.

Step 4

Pipe spikes. Prepare decorating bag with tip 3 and dark sage green icing. Using zig-zag technique, pipe spikes on back of dinosaur. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 5

Pipe mouth, nostril, eye and nails. Prepare two decorating bags with tip 3. Fill one with black icing, one with white icing. Using black icing, use zig-zag technique to pipe mouth and nostril. Pat down with finger dipped in cornstarch. Using white icing, use zig-zag technique to fill in eye, teeth and nails. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 6

Pipe stomach. Prepare decorating bag with tip 5 and light green icing. Pipe horizontal lines to fill in stomach and bottom half of tail. Reserve remaining icing in bag.

Step 7

Pipe outlines. Using reserved light green icing, pipe outline around nostril. Using black icing with tip 3, pipe outlines of dinosaur, as well as black outline over light green outline on nostril. Outline pupil of eye. Using zig-zag technique, fill in. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 8

Fill in cake. Prepare decorating bag with tip 18 and light sage green icing. Fill in remaining parts of dinosaur using star fill in technique.

Step 9

Add border. Position black candy-coated chocolate candies around bottom border of cake.

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The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

How to Make a Dinosaur Cake
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Dino-Mite Dinosaur Cake is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy-- instructions are easy to follow. This comes from someone who has never had any cake decorating classes. This was my first cake I did on my own and found it very simple and it turned out well. My 6 year son loved it!!
Date published: 2011-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for a four year old's birthday and the kids loved it! Thanks Wilton!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute cake to make for a toddler's birthday party.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i made this for my oldest, when he was nuts about dinosaurs. he was so excited and didn't want us to cut into it! It is a great one to start with since the picture is pretty specific. It can easily been changed to fit the person.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The cake turned out great! Having to do so many stars can be tiresome, but fairly easy and so worth it!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I rated this as medium difficulty only because it can be time-consuming to decorate (as opposed to cupcakes, etc.) :-> My 3 year old grandson LOVES it when this cake is made. It is necessary to ensure that all the nooks and crannies are 'greased' so cake is easily turned out. I also bought the Wilton retired 6 dinosauer cake pan from Ebay and made decorated cakes.
Date published: 2011-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the first cakes that I did by myself. It was pretty easy. It was for my sons 5th bday. All the kids loved it.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my nephew & he LOVED it. It was pretty easy to decorate & didnt seem to take to long to do
Date published: 2010-11-30
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