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Fearsome fun dinosaur cake
The perfect cake idea for little ones who love dinosaurs - add as many dinosaur models as you like. This is a fun cake to make, which involves lots of chocolate so the kids will enjoy helping to create as well.

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You Will Need

6” x 6” (15cm x 15cm) chocolate cake
Chocolate buttercream
Chocolate sticks (e.g. Matchmakers) 2-3 boxes
Chocolate buttons
Jelly beans
Chocolate sugarpaste
Dinosaur model
  • How to decorate a character cake. Dinosaur Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Bake a chocolate cake and sandwich it with chocolate buttercream.
    Roll out a piece of chocolate sugarpaste and stick it to the top of the cake, trim the edges.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Dinosaur Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Spread chocolate buttercream thickly around the sides and stick the chocolate sticks all around, break them off at different lengths.

    Tip: Chocolate fingers can also be used around the side of the cake

  • How to decorate a character cake. Dinosaur Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue until all the sides of the cake are covered in sticks; make sure they are pushed well into the buttercream so they don’t fall off.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Dinosaur Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Spread a really generous quantity of chocolate buttercream all over the board with a palette knife.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Dinosaur Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stick lots of ‘dinosaur egg’ jelly beans and chocolate buttons into the chocolate buttercream.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Dinosaur Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Create a dinosaur using sugarpaste (from some of my other recipe ideas), or use a toy dinosaur if you prefer.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Dinosaur Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the dinosaur of your choice into the cage and stick it in place with a little buttercream

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