This 3D Dorothy the Dinosaur Cake was a bit of a mission! I had the idea in my head, but had no idea how to bring it all together. So I trawled the internet looking for advice, and put together some of the ideas I found.
The basic body shape for Dorothy was actually taken from a 3D Winnie the Pooh Cake Tin that I hired from a local shop. I cut off the ears, cut out the honeypot, and did a bit of reshaping to make his head flatter.
Then using a skewer for reinforcement, I added a bit of fondant to bring the face further forward. I also made the feet come forward more with fondant. The tale is molded from Rice-Krispie Treats. (250g melted marshmallow, 2 Tbsp butter and 5 cups ricies).
After freezing overnight, the cake is covered in a cream cheese frosting, then in fondant. The fondant was applied in three sections. By wrapping around the body first, then over the head, and finally the tail.
The tutu is made from the cheap stiff tulle that most fabric stores have, and tied onto an elastic band.
I made a Dorothy the Dinosaur (Wiggles character) cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I baked 3 small cakes, 3 inch, 4 inch and 5 inch rounds. The cake I baked was caramel mud but you could use any firm cake.
Then I assembled the cake sort of like a snowman, the largest cake at the bottom and the smallest at the top, with a little shaping around the edges. I joined the cakes together with butter icing.
I covered the cake in ready coloured green fondant and added a tail, arms and legs. The legs have cake inside them but the arms and tail are just fondant. Then I added yellow dots by rolling out fondant and cutting out small circles. I attached them using a little bit of water.
The hat was just rolled out white fondant in the shape of a free-form circle. I needed to add a lump of fondant under the hat to give it some height. The gloves were added to the end of the arms and roses put in the middle of them.
Everyone loved the cake, most importantly my daughter loved it.
This is a Dorothy the Dinosaur Birthday Cake (from the Wiggles) cake I made for the 2nd birthday party for the daughter of my friend's. I got this idea from similar cakes that I found on this sight and I tweaked it a little bit. The body of the cake was baked in a Pampered Chef batter bowl, the head in a soup mug and the arms, the legs and the tail cut out of a 9 X 13 sheet cake.
The hat I found at a craft store and added the flower. The teeth I made out of white chocolate ahead of time and let them harden and then put them on the cake. I used skewers to attach the head and arms to the cake. I was quite pleased with the outcome and to make it even better the birthday girl was able to recognize that the cake was Dorothy.
I made this Dorothy The Dinosaur Birthday Cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I searched the internet looking for ideas on how to make it and different ways of icing. I found a picture of Dorothy on the Wiggles website and printed it off then enlarged it on a photocopier.
I used 2 rectangle chocolate cakes side by side then cut out the shape of Dorothy. I used green buttercream all over the cake using a star shape icing tip, and yellow buttercream for the spots. The hat, teeth and gloves were made from ready made soft icing.
I made black piping gel to outline Dorothy. The roses I made from ready made soft icing a couple of days before. This was my first attempt of these, I also used the internet to learn how to do them.