15 Dec 2014
If you want to create something special for your kid on his birthday, then make for him a 3D dinosaur birthday cake. This is in fact a great thing that you can do! But before making the unique birthday cake, make sure he likes the concept of dinosaurs.
Making a 3D version for cake is not that difficult as you think. Here is a guideline from Deborah Feltham of Creative Cakes on making it.
The things that are needed for making this cake include:
Two 9 inches round shaped cakes
2 batches of butter cream icing (batch 1-dye green and batch 2-1/2 dyed blue and ½ kept white)
Rolled fondant-look for a multi-colored fondant in a craft store
Candy corn for tail spikes
Cinnamon red hot candles for eyes
Chocolate chips for the toenails
- Toasted coconut for prehistoric grass
Follow the below mentioned steps to make the 3D dinosaur birthday cake for your kid.
The first thing that you need to do is make a paper template for designing the tail, legs and head. Make sure they fit on the 9 inch cake.
Bake the two 9 inches cakes. Cool completely and take them out of pans.
Find the center of one cake. Cut it in half with a bread knife. Put two halves together with the cuts edges aligned. Place them on a hard surface. Keep it aside. This is the dinosaur’s body.
Cut out the paper templates. Put them on top of the 2nd cake in the same manner as they were arranged before cutting them so that they all fit. Now cut the pieces from this cake.
Use white frosting for joining the two body halves. Then attach appendages to body. Put head on body with a few toothpicks. Trim corners and the square edges off the feet and shoulders if you want. Assembling the dinosaur is your main aim in this stage.
Put a thin layer of green frosting over cake with the spatula. This is known as crumb coat. Use a light hand on cut surfaces of the cake.
Make use of a star tip for piping on the green frosting. Blend in some blue stars for a cadence.
Then add some fondant plates. Stick those fondant diamond plates into back. If frosting doesn’t hold plates in the right way, stick the toothpick into plate and then stick it into cake. For making the plates, roll fondant out 3mm thick. Hand cut fondant with small knife for creating diamond shapes for plates on dinosaur’s back. Use toothpick for detailing the plates. This will give a ribbed texture.
Now focus on decorating the cake board. Spread a layer of white color frosting on the cake board. Put them all over the dinosaur. Toss some toasted coconut to get the prehistoric grassy look. Add finishing touches like cinnamon candies for eyes, chocolate chips for toes and candy corn for the spikes on tail.