Coolest Diego Jungle Birthday Cake

My son wanted a Diego party for his 3rd birthday. I found the idea on the Nick Jr. website for the Diego Jungle Birthday Cake.

For the cake I baked three 8″ round cakes. I stacked two together and left the 3rd on it’s own and frosted them all green. For the palm trees, I used green candy melts (purchased at Michael’s) heated until melted in the microwave. I put the melted candy into a Ziploc bag and snipped the corner off then “drew” leaves onto wax paper and let them cool.

Then I took pretzel sticks and “glued” the leaves and candy bananas (Runts) onto the pretzels with more of the melted green candy. Once everything was cool I stuck the pretzels into the cake. I used extra leaves to make the bushes.

Diego is a candle purchased at a party store and “Baby Jaguar” was just a small plastic toy.

6 thoughts on “Coolest Diego Jungle Birthday Cake”

  1. Wow, that banana comment is rude – it’s no wonder you wanted to stay anonymous. Mandy, I think your cake is awesome and I’m sure your 3-year-old wasn’t too critical of your lack of botanical expertise. I might just steal your idea for my upcoming 3-year-old Diego fan’s birthday!

  2. I think that bananas growing on this palm tree was the perfect idea! Easy and very colourful. I may just try this same idea. My son is turning 3 next week and I already purchased the candle after Christmas at Micheals for just over a dollar. Figured that I could do something to this effect with it. Thanks for posting.

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