luv2c_cultures Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 2:11am
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Does anyone know how to make a dinosaur from fondant or of any tutorials? I've done a search and haven't been able to come up with anything. I'm making a dinosaur-themed cake for this weekend, and I would like to do a dinosaur topper along with a volcano. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Lee15 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:26pm
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When I did mine (sorry, it's not in the gallery), I printed a photo of what I wanted it to look like and then I just started playing with it. It took me some time since it was first time ever sculpting.

poohsmomma Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:43pm
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The book Clay Characters for Kids by Maureen Carlson gives really simple step-by-step directions for making characters out of clay. There are directions for a lizard and a dragon-both similar to a dinosaur.

There are also a couple of other books for use with Sculpey Polymer Clay. Maybe if you googled "making clay figures" or something like that you might find directions online. Fondant is just like clay after all...except you can eat it!

jonahsmom Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:49pm
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I second the Maureen Carlson book. I haven't made any of the characters yet, but they are ADORABLE!!! I actually forgot that I had it. Now I'm gonna have to play again!!!!!

cylstrial Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 10:00pm
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Originally Posted by jonahsmom

I second the Maureen Carlson book. I haven't made any of the characters yet, but they are ADORABLE!!! I actually forgot that I had it. Now I'm gonna have to play again!!!!!




It sounds like I need to find this book. I've never heard of it. Thanks!!

jonahsmom Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 10:16pm
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Got mine at the local Hobby Lobby. Not sure if Michaels or any place else would have it.

kansaslaura Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 11:06pm
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I did a dino out of fondant, I really can't give directions because I just grab and start squeezing. I just uploaded it to my pictures, hope it helps icon_smile.gif

...I could not get it to attach here.. sorry!

jimandmollie Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 1:33am
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http://www.ehow.com/video_4429945_making-clay-trex-dinosaur-arts.html

http://www.itsjesterclay.com/littledragonlesson.htm

http://sculpey.com/Projects/projects_GreenBabyDinosaur.htm

A few sites I found. Not sure if it will help or not but I hope it gives you a place to start!

jonahsmom Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 1:41am
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Thanks for posting those sites! That Jester dragon is ADORABLE!!!!

AnythingBaked Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 12:33am

Check out this Blog of a friend of mine. She did a T-Rex Cake in Dec 2008. This a full scale T-Rex and everyone loved it.

http://www.wanghwa.blogspot.com

luv2c_cultures Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 4:16pm

Thanks everyone! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get on CC until today icon_cry.gif But I will definitely use this for the next cake I make. I will have to get my hands on that book. icon_smile.gif

luv2c_cultures Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 8:29pm

So I was finally able to upload the photo of the cake I ended up doing. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1474760
Thanks for looking!

jillangel Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 1:15am

Wow that turned out great! I recently made a dinosaur cake and used a mini wondermold pan and covered it in fondant then just molded a head and tail. I wish I'd have seen your cake first because they would have been perfect because I too was having a hard time trying to figure out how to mold one completely.

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