If you have been a reader of Little Miss Kate for a while you will know that I enjoy making birthday cakes. Now I am not talking about big complicated fondant cakes that will take you a week to make. I like making birthday cakes that are creative and fun, yet EASY to make and taste great. Some of my past accomplishments include Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake, “Diggers” Construction Party birthday cake, and one of my favourites Kit Kat Cake. For Monkey’s birthday this year we had a dinosaur party complete with TWO dinosaur cakes. Here is how you can make your very own easy Triceratops Dinosaur Birthday Cake at home:
Triceratops Dinosaur Birthday Cake
Here is what you need:
- 2 – 9″ round cakes, any flavour we used a vanilla boxed cake mix
- 2 cupcakes, I just stole a little batter from the cakes to make these
- Icing – I used vanilla with green food colouring
- Coloured sugar – I used green
- Graham Crackers
- 8 Large Marshmallows
- 3 Mini Marshmallows
- 2 Chocolate chips
- 2 Large white chocolate wafers
- 2 Milk chocolate wafers, want ones that are a little smaller then the white chocolate ones
If you find that one of the cakes or cupcakes is taller the the other, you can trim off a layer at the bottom to make the all the same height.
Cover the entire cake in icing, gently remove wax paper strips and then start decorating to make the dinosaur. To make the eyes, use some icing to “glue” the milk chocolate wafer to the white chocolate one. Place on your cake.
Cut graham crackers in half diagonally, to make triangles. Cover in a thin layer of icing and the dip into coloured sugar. Cut the large marshmallows in half, using a dab of icing on either side to to secure them to the tray, and then place the graham cracker on top, resting the edge against the cake.
I am not going to lie, there were some pretty impressed little boys at the birthday party who loved this triceratops dinosaur birthday cake. I had several requests to make it for their parties as well.
Want to make this cake but need the supplies?
In a recent Enbridge survey 82% of Canadians agreed that they feel special when someone puts energy into celebrating their birthday. I know that Monkey sure felt special that day with so many friends and family around to celebrate. I bet the 100 people who celebrated their birthdays with Enbridge felt pretty special as well, check out the 100 different cakes too:
I will have lots more cakes to bake coming up with Baby Roo’s first birthday just around the corner and Little Bear’s birthday late on this year. With a little help from Enbridge gas I will be cooking up some more tasty cakes in no time.
I will be a sharing the instructions on how to make the second dinosaur birthday cake coming up on the blog shortly, so make sure you check back again soon!
Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Enbridge and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.