Buttercream Dinosaur?

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trishalynn0708 Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 3:27pm
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I was asked to make a buttercream dinosaur, like the cupcakes I am attaching..

Can anyone tell me what tip might have been used? And how to get the dino effect? Do you think they were piped right on the cake or on wax paper to harden a bit before being put on??

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trishalynn0708 Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 3:29pm
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BakingIrene Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 3:35pm
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With the bigger picture we can see. Those look like they have been figure piped using a round tube (#10-12) and buttercream icing. Yellow spikes with a smaller tip like #6-8.

They can be done ahead and frozen on parchment paper. Then added at the last minute.

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EROTIC-BAKER Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 5:24pm
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Thank you so much for sharing your picture I have to create some for my grandson birthday and I had no idea as to what I was going to do. Your picture really help me out a lot. thanks bunches.

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Apti Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 6:18pm
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I also wish to say thanks for posting that adorable photo.  It doesn't look too hard (with some practice), and creates an absolutely adorable dino that even tiny toddlers can eat safely. 


Please post a photo of your cupcakes on this thread when you get them done!  We'd love to see your version.

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remnant3333 Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 6:27pm
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These are really cute!!  I just did a dinosaur cake which is posted on cake central. Mine is not buttercream dinosaur figurines. The little boy we gave cake to loves to play with figurines so he was really happy to have all the dinosaurs which were made of plastic to play with after eating the cake.  We washed the dinosaurs in hot soapy water really good before putting them on cake.  His father told us that he has been playing with the dinosaurs all week long since they ate the cake.


I really love the piped on dinosaurs too!! They are very cute!! Thank you for posting.  I will probably try to make cupcakes with some like this also!!  There sure are a whole lot of talented people around.  I really get some awesome ideas from this site!! I want to thank everyone for helping me to learn!! I am thankful to have found this site!!! You people really rock!!!

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Apti Posted 4 Dec 2012 , 6:12am
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I went to the photomark on the photo and she gives specific instructions (scroll down to the end of the comments) on her blog:



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