When I was first asked to make this cake, I must admit, I was a little apprehensive. I was worried it would be a complete catastrophe. My oldest son urged me to take on the task. I lI’ve making cakes. I feel like I did when I was in elementary school in art class. It is truly amazing what you can create out of cake and icing.

I made my roaring cool dinosaur cake out of two 10″ cakes (one chocolate and one vanilla). I cut the vanilla in half to form the middle. I cut out a head, 4 legs, and a tail out of the chocolate. I used a pipet to make the icing look like scales and chocolate fondant as the spikes and stripes. I had so much fun making this for Wesley. My youngest saw me make this and demanded a dinosaur party for himself. I really like the added fondant leaves and buttercream grass.

Everything was going great! I had the mock up of the dinosaur and the crumb coat complete. I had started the buttercream scale application and was moving onto the head. I noticed the scales started to blend into each other. We live in Ohio and I chose the wrong day to attempt buttercream decoration. There was a heat index of 95* and the humidity was outrageous. Even though I was inside with the AC blasting, it was still hot. Lesson learned: decorate in the middle of the night! Haha!

After that mishap, everything went smoothly. I love how everything turned out. As I mentioned before, my favorite addition was the fondant leaves. It have the dinosaur a bit of a personality. If you aske me, it looks as though he has and orny smile. Making the dinosaur has given me a little bit more confidence in what I can do!