For her 10th Birthday my daughter wanted a cake with dinosaurs on it, so I made this Dinosaur Scene Birthday Cake Idea using some easy techniques to set the scene.

I started out with a 12×18 inch Wilton pan baking a Devils Food Chocolate cake. For the Volcano I used a two cup Pyrex measuring cup, and added it to the cake upside down after digging out some of the inside. The exterior of the volcano is Wilton colored fondant to give it that rocky effect. I then dyed some coconut green for the grass, while the blue frosting is to represent a body of water.

Tootsie Rolls were added for some trees with colored fondant for large leaves, and pecan halves to represent some rocks. Finally I added some plastic dinosaurs to complete the scene and now we have “Dinosaur Island”.