If you have been a reader of Little Miss Kate for a while you will know that I enjoy making birthday cakes.  Sure you can go out and buy a cake, but why do that when you create your own easy dinosaur cake.  Now I know you might be thinking where am I going to find out how to make a dinosaur cake?  And will it actually turn out?  I promise you, that you yes YOU can make this DIY Dinosaur Cake at home.  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. DIY Dinosaur Cake - Easy triceratops dinosaur birthday cake recipe via littlemisskate.ca

DIY Dinosaur Cake Ideas

Some of my past accomplishments include Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake, “Diggers” Construction Party birthday cake, and one of my favorites Kit Kat Cake.   For Monkey’s birthday we had a dinosaur party complete with TWO dinosaur birthday cakes, each one had a different dinosaur cake designs: one was a triceratops and the other was a stegosaurus. Below you will find two different dinosaur cake ideas: Triceratops Cake and Stegosaurus Cake. This post will cover how to make a Triceratops Cake at home and includes video instructions as well. There are lots of dinosaur cake ideas that you can find but many are very complicated or use fondant icing instead of butter cream.  DIY Dinosaur Cake - Easy Dinosaur Cake Designs via littlemisskate.ca

How To Make a Dinosaur Cake

These Easy dinosaur cake designs can be make with whatever your favourite cake is.  I go all out and use boxed cake mix, but if you prefer a made from scratch cake recipe go ahead and use it.  I also use icing I purchased at the store, but you could make your own icing if you have the time.  Personally I think that even when using a boxed cake mix and store bought icing these cakes taste better then many cakes from the stores.  Plus this easy Triceratops Birthday Cake with have the birthday child smiling from ear to ear. Dinosaur themed party are so much fun, so I have included a dinosaur cake tutorial video and step by step instructions on how to make a dinosaur birthday cake. Every birthday boy or girl loves fancy cakes for their birthday so this is exactly what I made this year with my dinosaurs cake.

How to make a dinosaur cake - dinosaur cake ideas Triceratops Cake via littlemisskate.ca

 

Dinosaur Birthday Cake Ideas

Easy Dinosaur Cake – Triceratops Cake

How to make a Dinosaur Shaped Cake – Follow along to learn how to make a 3d dinosaur cake step by step. This DIY dinosaur cake is super simple, even the novice baker can make it!

Dinosaur Birthday Cake Ingredients:

  • 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

How to make a Dinosaur Cake with Instructions:

Bake your cakes/cupcakes as directed, and let cool completely.  Cut one of the round cakes as shown to make the head.  Trim the piece that you cut off to be shaped like the tail.
Easy Dinosaur Cake - Easy triceratops dinosaur birthday cake for boys

Cut notches out of the second round cake for the cupcakes (to make the feet) and for the head to fit togetherDIY Dinosaur Cake - Easy triceratops dinosaur birthday cake for boys

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 to make it easier to create your dinosaur birthday cake recipe.

Arrange cakes on cake board, place strips of wax paper around the edges (you will remove these after icing the cake and then the tray will be nice and clean).

You will want the cake board to be at least  20×24 to help create  these  dinosaur  birthday  cake  ideas.Triceratops cake pan Easy triceratops dinosaur birthday cake for girls

Cover the entire cake in icing, gently remove wax paper strips and then start decorating to make the dino cake. To make the eyes, use some icing to “glue” the milk chocolate wafer to the white chocolate one.  Place on your easy triceratops cake.Dinosaur Birthday cake - Easy triceratops dinosaur birthday cake for girls

Easy dinosaur cake designs triceratops birthday cake eyes


Dinosaur cake decorating ideas: Cut mini marshmallows in half, and place on the cupcakes for toes.  Cut 3 large marshmallows on an angle to create the horns.  Place chocolate chips on the face for nostrils.

Easy dinosaur cake designs triceratops birthday cake feet

how to make a dinosaur cake triceratops

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.

Easy triceratops dinosaur birthday cake spikes

Easy Dinosaur 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.  I highly suggest this easy dinosaur cake – as all the party guests will love it! This is only one of the great dinosaur cakes for toddlers – stay tuned for other dinosaur cakes ideas coming soon!

how to make a dinosaur cake triceratops easy dinosaur cake designs for a DIY birthday cake via littlemisskate.ca

Supplies and Dinosaur Party Decorations

             

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 more birthdays just around the corner.  With a little help from Enbridge gas I will be cooking up some more tasty dinosaurs cake ideas in no time.

Easy triceratops dinosaur birthday cake

Easy Dinosaur Cake Designs

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!

Maybe you have ran out of time, or after looking at the instructions are thinking, “No way I can do this”. Then I offer you the suggestion of the dinosaur cake pan or specifically triceratops cake pan, which will easily create dino cakes. Had the plan to create your own dinosaur themed cake but ran out of time, don’t worry as you can make a simple birthday cake and add a dinosaur cake topper. 

Dinosaur Shaped Cake Pans/ Dinosaur Cake Tin

Dinosaur Cake Mould

3d Cake Pan: Dinosaur Cake Pan

Dinosaur Bones Cake Mould

No dinosaur party is complete without dinosaur decor, so I have created a list of dinosaur party supplies. These are all affordable fun and colorful dinosaur birthday decorations.  I have also included some fun dinosaur cupcakes toppers too!

Dinosaur Cake Topper

Lastly, here is a great book to go along with the Dinosaur Theme.

More EASY Birthday Cake Ideas

Kit Kat Birthday Cake

Easy Birthday cake idea Kit Kat Cake

Thomas The Train Birthday Cake

Construction Birthday Party Cake

 

Construction Birthday Party Cake Idea

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Birthday Party Balloon Games

 

Printable version of the recipe:

DIY Dinosaur Cake - Triceratops Cake

Easy Dinosaur cake idea - Triceratops Birthday cake
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 325kcal
Author Little Miss Kate & Co
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 tub 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

Instructions

  • Bake your cakes/cupcakes as directed, and let cool completely.  Cut one of the round cakes as shown to make the head.  Trim the piece that you cut off to be shaped like the tail.
  • Cut notches out of the second round cake for the cupcakes (to make the feeand for the head to fit together
  • 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 to make it easier to create your dinosaur birthday cake recipe.
  • Arrange cakes on cake board, place strips of wax paper around the edges (you will remove these after icing the cake and then the tray will be nice and clean).
  • You will want the cake board to be at least  20x24 to help create  these  dinosaur  birthday  cake  ideas.
  • Cover the entire cake in icing, gently remove wax paper strips and then start decorating to make the dino cake. To make the eyes, use some icing to "glue" the milk chocolate wafer to the white chocolate one.  Place on your easy triceratops cake.
  • Dinosaur cake decorating ideas: Cut mini marshmallows in half, and place on the cupcakes for toes.  Cut 3 large marshmallows on an angle to create the horns.  Place chocolate chips on the face for nostrils.
  • 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.

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.

Originally posted August 2015

Updated Sept 2019

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