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Dorothy the Dinosaur Cake 7

by Marlene
(Timaru, New Zealand)

Dorothy the Dinosaur in her Tutu Cake

Dorothy the Dinosaur in her Tutu Cake

I make character birthday cakes for children's birthday parties and someone asked for a Dorothy the Dino and, well, this is what I came up with.

The design of the cake is a handdrawn picture which I take to the copy shop and blow up to the size I want on some nice thick cardboard and then I cut it out to use as a stencil to get the shape I need, I do this if Wilton does not have a character cake tin available.

I used a chocolate mud cake recipe mix which is very moist and delicious, I bought this at a wholesaler in town, an alternative to this would be the Betty Crocker Devils Food Cake which is a very close second to this mud cake mix or any other Betty Crocker Cake mix or any mix you like really. You can either have a two layer of one layer cake depending on how much cake you like with a filling of your'e choice in the middle of course.

I use buttercream icing as butter give a better end result with icing gels than margarine. Remember that the longer the cake sits the deeper the colour of the icing become. For best colour results use either chefmaster colouring gels or wilton colouring gels.

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GO TIMARU!!!
by: Carolyn

Hi,
Just wanted to say well done. Until a year ago I lived in Timaru, but am now on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. I was just having a nosey through the cakes that are of themes I have done in the past:) Love your Dorothy.

dorothy
by: Anonymous

I also did this using fondant. It looked awesome

Love it!
by: Alison

Your cake looks great!

My daughter's second birthday is coming up and I'm looking for Dorothy cakes & yours is the first one I've come across. It looks brilliant!

How have you done the icing?

Dorothy cake
by: Anonymous

Your cake looks fantastic! I am planning a Dorothy The Dinosaur cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday and wondered if you had the template you used that you could email?

TEMPLATE
by: Anonymous

Hi, Just wondering if you have this template anymore or where i can find it...

Dorothy cake icing
by: Anonymous

I love this cake. How did you get the texture for the icing finish?

AMAZING
by: Anonymous

Wow the nicest Dorothy cake i have seen Well done.
I have a one year old who loves Dorothy and would love to attempt to make her a cake. Would you still have the template i could copy.
Thanks Alison

Make me a cake please?
by: Paula

Hi Marlene
Was wondering if you would make me a birthday cake and wondering how to get in touch with you please?

could you make this cake for my lil girl
by: Ange

hi Marlene
im living in ashburton and have family in temuka and timaru i was wondering if you make cakes for others and for how much ..i love urs my lil girl is commin up two and she wants a Dorothy cakes yours is the best that i have found from timaru
how can i get in touch with you

Give us your template!
by: Jenny C

Cool cake, could we have a copy of the link to where you got it from please!?

Re: Give us your template
by: Marlene

I sketched the template myself

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Coolest Dorothy the Dinosaur Cake 17

by Matt M
(Whyalla, South Australia)

Homemade Dorothy the Dinosaur Cake

Homemade Dorothy the Dinosaur Cake

Our daughter was mad on Dorothy (a Wiggles Character) so a homemade Dorothy the Dinosaur cake was made for her 2nd birthday. I made 2 square chocolate cakes and joined them together with some jam. I had a picture of Dorothy from a wiggles book and blew it up using a photo copier and cut it out. I then laid it on the cake and cut it to the shape you see.

I then made heaps of green butter icing (way too much! I had enough left to make a green cake for my niece also) and covered the cake. The outline was soft liquorice rolled into 'snakes'. This actually took ages and I'd probably cut up strap liquorice next time, although the roundness of it did look good. The hat and gloves were cut from rolled out fondant icing. My sister made the rose from a 'roll-up' (sweet fruity sheets) and the yellow dots are piped on royal icing.

Everyone loved this homemade Dorothy the Dinosaur cake!

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Dorothy cake
by: Anonymous

hI WAS THIS CAKE TIME CONSUMING?? hOW LONG WOULD YOU OF SPENT ON IT? aND DO YOU KNOW WHAT SIZE YOUR TINS WERE??

THANKS

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by: Anonymous

The Licorice was the most time consuming part, so if you don't roll them, it would cut down the time. From memory (it was 7 years ago) it took about 3 hours to cut up make icing and decorate. The cakes were I think about 10-12 inches square. Hope this helps

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Coolest Dorothy The Dinosaur Cake 9

by Rebecca
(Perth, Western Australia)

Homemade Dorothy The Dinosaur Cake

Homemade Dorothy The Dinosaur Cake

The Dorothy the Dinosaur cake was a butter cake packet mix x 2. I used the Wilton tin for Barney and downloaded a picture of Dorothy from The Wiggles website, enlarged it, traced it onto baking paper and used it as a guide.

Dorothy's teeth were a bit tricky, I think you need to make sure they aren't too big or too many. It took around 3 hours to ice this cake, it was a bit rough in spots but as it was summer and I had to keep putting the the buttercream icing in the fridge to cool down as piping, it got sloppy quickly. The late night paid off and my 2 year old daughter loved it!

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good job!
by: Monique

Hi There,

I'm about to attempt to make this for my daughter's first birthday as her eyes light up when Dorothy comes on TV! I'm going to use a Barney tin as well, Did you use the Wilton one? and do you still have the picture you used as a template? if so could you email it to me

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Coolest Dorothy The Dinosaur Birthday Cake 14

by Carol
(Wanganui, NZ)

Homemade Dorothy The Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Homemade Dorothy The Dinosaur Birthday Cake

I made this Dorothy The Dinosaur Birthday Cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday, she's absolutely obsessed with all things Wiggles and especially loves Dorothy The Dinosaur.

I made 2 square cakes, and then using a picture I enlarged of Dorothy as a stencil I cut out the shape of her head, and used butter icing to put them together and iced the whole cake. I used black gel icing that I purchased in a tube to do the outline, giant yellow wine gums for her spots, and for her eyes black lollies, and fake roses in her hat.

My daughter was delighted to see her Dorothy cake and everyone one at the party loved it.

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lucky little birthday girl
by: Anonymous

Awesome cake, well done

Awesome cake
by: Anonymous

Awesome Cake! Well done

Question
by: Eliza

Was your icing for the hat and teeth tinged yellow from the butter cream icing or were you able to make it white some how?

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