Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's a Dino, not a Dragon (or Turtle, or Snail...)

So my little cousin Sawyer loves dinosaurs. When he asked me to make his 3rd Birthday cake, he said he wanted a dino. OF COURSE I'll make him a dino, how hard could it possibly be?!

Not that hard...just very time consuming. I'd probably do things a little different next time (hah!) but overall, I think it went well.

My favorite are the trees--those twirled cookie sticks w/sour gummy "leaves" really helped complete the ever-expanding landscape of this monster cake. I sprinkled crushed graham crackers and Oreos around to define the sandy/dirty/grassy environment that a dino was sure to thrive in... Right? I probably could have done more research for a more accurate representation, but I figured I could do that if Sawyer's still asking for a dino cake when he's 15 and already learned about the Jurassic period in school. ;-)

I honestly wanted to make a small cake. We celebrated his birthday along with Easter, so I knew there was going to be too much bad!

Oh, and the "spikes?" They're made out of pink grapefruit candies Jeff helped me find at World Market. What a life saver!!

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