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Dinosaur Cake

dinosaur cake


"Basic Cake" recipe (below) or your favorite box cake mix
"Buttercream Frosting" recipe or 2 cans of your favorite canned frosting
10 orange wedges
12 candy corns or almonds
1 marshmallow (cut in half)
1 licorice whip or twist (red)
1/2 c. candy-coated chocolates
green food coloring
13" x 18" tray or full-covered board
"Brontosaurus Cake Pattern" (see next photo)


1. Prepare and bake cake in one 9" x 13" cake pan as directed in your "Basic Cake" recipe or cake mix.

2. Cool cake completely on wire rack.

3. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze cake at least 45 minutes. (Freezing the cake does not affect its flavor and makes it easier to work with. It also enables you to make the cake ahead of time, and help balance your workload for the party.)

4. Trace "Brontosaurus Cake Pattern" on wax paper. Extend lines 1" on cake pattern where arrows indicate.

5. Cut out wax paper pattern into sections and reassemble on top of cake.

6. Using long knife, cut cake into sections by following pattern.

7. Assemble sections on try into shape of brontosaurus.

8. In a bowl, tint frosting green by adding a few drops of food coloring and mix until color is uniform.

9. Frost connecting sections of cake with green frosting.

10. Frost sides and top of entire cake with green frosting.

11. Push orange wedges into "top" of brontosaurus to form "scales."

12. Cut two pieces of licorice, each approximately 2" in length and place on face to form outline of mouth or "lips."

13. Push four candy corns into mouth to form "teeth".

14. Place marshmallow half on face to form "eyeball."

15. Place one candy-coated chocolate into center of marshmallow "eyeball," using dab of frosting to hold in place.

16. Push four candy corns or almonds at base of each foot to form "claws."

17. Dot body of brontosaurus with rest of candy-coated chocolates.

(Estimated time: 1-1 1/2 hours)

dinosaur assembly

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