Dorothy the Dinosaur 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.

11 thoughts on “Dorothy the Dinosaur Cake”

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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


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