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