I made this Dinosaur Volcano Cake at the request of my four year old nephew – Charlie – who is mad about dinosaurs.

The cake itself is a three tier chocolate sponge covered in sugar fondant icing. The volcano that tops the cake is covered in chocolate fondant and I made shards from sugar paste to simulate lava, painted them and then used edible glitter to give them the effect of fire.

A little caveman holds a bunch of four sugar paste balloons and the bottom tier of the cake is decorated with leaves and vines to simulate a jungle.

I loved making this cake.