My son really wanted a green T-Rex cake for his 3rd birthday. I was not overly impressed with the pans that I found on-line. We wanted a cute T-Rex, not a mean one.
I decided to draw my own pattern on poster board and cut this cake out of a 12x18" sheet cake. I used 3 store bought cake mixes to make to sheet cake. It took 6 large cans of store bought frosting. I added lots of powdered sugar to the frosting to make it stiffer.
I used Wilton's black icing color for the mouth and leaf green icing color for most of the dinosaur. The blue tummy and polka dots are cut from store bought fondant.
The teeth and eye are also cut from store bought fondant. I used a star tip for the green frosting. I covered the cake board with white frosting using a star tip and making a swirly pattern.
I made this T Shirt Birthday Cake for my grandson's 9th birthday. This was his favourite t-shirt (I added the "I'm 9). I used a double chocolate cake mix, and baked it in a square roasting pan. I made a template from paper to cut out the shirt shape.
From the 'under the armpit' bits that were cut out to form the sleeve, I cut into squares and added to the bottom. Once it was covered with butter cream icing, you couldn't see the join.
For the lettering, I used the roll-out icing you get from the supermarket and plastic cut outs that kids use for play doh. I added his football team logo (cut from paper) down the bottom.
My son asked for a Stegosaurus Birthday Cake for his third birthday. This is my first time making a 3D cake. I saw some cakes on this site for inspiration.
The body is made from putting two halves of a round cake together. For the head, I cut 1/3 of a round cake and then cut that in half and put it together. The tail and the feet were cut from the rest of it. The plates are gingersnaps and the spikes on the tail are Pocky sticks.
This Homemade T Rex Birthday Cake was made for my son's 4th birthday. He wanted it to resemble "Buddy" from Dinosaur Train. I used one 9 inch round for the body, cut in half and put together upright. The neck and tail were made from parts of another round cake, I used the extra pieces to form the head.
I used Oreo thin crisps for the spikes. The legs were made with frosting, using only the coupler for icing. He absolutely loved his cake.