Somehow, I imagined that this would be an easy cake to construct... It was relatively straight forward in my head, but we'd had a big day, and I didn't start it until 7pm, so I wanted the easiest way to make a dinosaur, because I was running out of time.
But if I've learned anything recently, it's this:
1. Cake pop mixture can be as big as you want it to be, and can be moulded into any shape you want (like what I did for a rabbit cake)
2. Why limit yourself to just using cake tins to make cakes? (so long as what you use is oven-proof, that is).
So as I was working out how I was going to construct the dinosaur, I lined up a giant mug for the body, and two giant 'cake pops' to make the head and tail:
Before going to bed, I quickly made some dinosaur spikes, so they would have plenty of time to set.
I coloured the fondant to a light green, rolled it out, and covered the cake.
Then came the fun part of adding the spikes! I'm not sure what breed of dinosaur this was meant to represent... A mixture of a short-necked/short-legged brachiosaurus... and a stegosaurus?
Which makes me wonder: Did dinosaurs interbreed?
Eyes and eyebrows were added to (hopefully) give character to this cute little dinosaur:
And as requested - there were matching pink spots all around its body. I probably didn't need to, but I also outlined around the bottom of the dinosaur with royal icing.
The final touches were some purple flowers and birthday wishes!