Hello, I have a request for a cake, and I have no idea where to begin. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
I have a request for a cake for a brother and sister. They want a dinosaur and lady bug. They want the dinosaur interacting with the lady bug somehow. The lady bug part is easy, but how do I make a dinosaur? I have never made figures of any type.
Anyone have any ideas on how to go about this?
If you are trying to work out how to make the shapes, maybe google how to make a clay animal/dinosaur?
Making the dinosaur is just one part of the problem. I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to interact the two onto one cake.
I'm thinking it would be cute to have a dinosaur (like a brontosauras or brachiosauras I think they are.......the ones with the long neck you know?) Have it with it's head pointed upward with a lady bug on it's nose and make it's eyes crossed like it's looking at the lady bug. That would be adorable!!! Is this for young kids??? If so, I think they'd get a kick out of that!
Do Google the dinosaur for shapes. How about putting a couple ladybugs on wires and have them moving in front of the dinosaur's nose.
Khalstead, that is a great idea! Yes, it is a party for young kids, the boy will be 5 and the girl will be 3. What do you think would be good, a sheet cake or a tiered cake? Figuring out how to make the dinosaur is going to be my biggest challenge.
I think it would also be cute to have the ladybug on the dinosaur's back and have the dinosaur looking up in a protective/admiring way (big brother carrying little sister)..
I think I would go with a 3-D cake. There are a lot of good ideas for 3-D dinosaurs on here. Most people do a portion of the out of RKT or modelling chocolate. I have never made one myself, however.
Good luck - please post photos!
How about a 9X13 sheet cake with two half sports ball cakes on top. One sports ball can be turned into a ladybug and one can be turned into a dinosaur. They can be looking at each other with very surprised looks on their faces - either that or smiling at each other as if they want to be friends with one another - it would be adorable
I also like the ladybug on the nose idea. I would probably make one large round/rectangular cake, and then put a dinosaur cake on top of it ... in a shape similar to the dinosaur at http://thrillsnspills.posterous.com/?page=2. Then, in addition to the ladybug on the nose, I'd make some "grass" on the bottom of the cake and decorate with extra ladybugs like I did with the cake below. You could decorate the sides of the cake (where I put the flowers) with any outdoor theme.
Love the idea of the dino with the ladybug on his nose and his eyes crossed!!
Some notes on dinosours:
I think if you maybe added some flowers with ladybugs - or some cupcakes (w/flowers and ladybugs) - you could get some more of the "girly" stuff in too.
Post a pic when you're done! I'd love to see it. Good luck!
Wow!! Thank you all so much, what great links you gave me! This site is awesome, so many good people willing to help!
I agree, I LOVE the idea of the crossed eyed dino looking at the ladybug! I am going to attempt to make the dino out of RKT ( first time, should be fun!) it's for family so if I mess up not too bad, they'll love it anyway.
Thank you all, and I will post pictures when I'm done!