I love this site. I ask questions and always receive an answer. So here's another.
Does anyone have an easy, dinosaur shaped cake that can be done for this Sat.? My son is asking for a dinosaur that is correct in all its features but also somewhat scary. He doesn't want a cutesy one. However, mom needs something easy as cake experience is average. Also, I was hoping to make accompanying dino egg cupcakes as we may have lots of people. I have fondant to make the work go faster but I know people love icing. Anyway to cater to both?
Thanks for your help and suggestions. Turtorials are appreciated as I am a visual learner.
Pressed for time,
mom of Lucca
I went to you tube to see what they had for dinosuar cakes. There are several interesting ones. This cake topper is really something. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0018F8PB2/?tag=cakecentral-20 It must be battery operated. You can see it in action on You tube.
This one is a little bit more cartoonish, but I think the basic shape would be easily adaptable to something more realistic. Just carve the curves with more detail after cutting out the head & legs, and don't use the silly star tip method for frosting -- use smooth BC or cover in fondant, whatever you can best do with the skills and tools you have.
For dino eggs...maybe just buy chocolate eggs and put them on plain frosted cupcakes. If you get the kind that comes with a toy dinosaur inside (candy stores should have) then it doubles as a party favor! If you can't find chocolate eggs, you could mold them yourself.
Or if you just need to serve more people, forget cupcakes and put the dino on top of a sheet cake. He can be sitting on "grass" or "dirt" or whatever.