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DIY Dinosaur Cake - Triceratops Cake

Easy Dinosaur cake idea - Triceratops Birthday cake
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 325kcal
Author Little Miss Kate & Co
Cost 10


  • 2 9" round cakes any flavour we used a vanilla boxed cake mix
  • 2 cupcakes I just stole a little batter from the cakes to make these
  • 1 tub Icing - I used vanilla with green food colouring
  • Coloured sugar - I used green
  • Graham Crackers
  • 8 Large Marshmallows
  • 3 Mini Marshmallows
  • 2 Chocolate chips
  • 2 Large white chocolate wafers
  • 2 Milk chocolate wafers want ones that are a little smaller then the white chocolate ones


  • Bake your cakes/cupcakes as directed, and let cool completely.  Cut one of the round cakes as shown to make the head.  Trim the piece that you cut off to be shaped like the tail.
  • Cut notches out of the second round cake for the cupcakes (to make the feeand for the head to fit together
  • If you find that one of the cakes or cupcakes is taller the the other, you can trim off a layer at the bottom to make the all the same height to make it easier to create your dinosaur birthday cake recipe.
  • Arrange cakes on cake board, place strips of wax paper around the edges (you will remove these after icing the cake and then the tray will be nice and clean).
  • You will want the cake board to be at least  20x24 to help create  these  dinosaur  birthday  cake  ideas.
  • Cover the entire cake in icing, gently remove wax paper strips and then start decorating to make the dino cake. To make the eyes, use some icing to "glue" the milk chocolate wafer to the white chocolate one.  Place on your easy triceratops cake.
  • Dinosaur cake decorating ideas: Cut mini marshmallows in half, and place on the cupcakes for toes.  Cut 3 large marshmallows on an angle to create the horns.  Place chocolate chips on the face for nostrils.
  • Cut graham crackers in half diagonally, to make triangles.  Cover in a thin layer of icing and the dip into coloured sugar.  Cut the large marshmallows in half, using a dab of icing on either side to to secure them to the tray, and then place the graham cracker on top, resting the edge against the cake.