Dinosaur Cake AND Brownie Volcanoes

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food

dinosaur cake
Now do you believe me when I say I’m no artist?

I’ve said it before, I am creative but not artistic. Here’s the proof.

The dinosaur looks a little scary (because I’m no artist) but my 4 year old thought it was the best thing ever for his birthday. Mission accomplished.

The Best Frosting I’ve Ever Tasted was delicious, but kind of a disaster to try to cover a dinosaur with.

Aside from the dinosaur, I was pretty happy with the coconut grass, chocolate rocks (Winco also rocks), and the brownie volcanoes.

About those brownie volcanoes:

brownie volcanoesbrownie pops wilton

I love them!

I got this idea from Wilton’s Brownie Fun magazine and used the Wilton brownie pop 8-cavity silicone mold, plus some Wilton icing, and those perfect chocolate rocks from Winco. (If you don’t live in the northwestern US, you are probably a stranger to Winco, and that’s a shame because they have things like chocolate rocks IN BULK.)

Anyway, Elliot loved it and I’m going to be working on my icing technique so maybe next year’s cake can be decent. I think last year’s dinosaur cake may have even been better than this one…so I’m getting less artistic with time. Great.

What kind of fun birthday themes do you have planned for this year???


1 Amanda N March 31, 2011 at 7:04 am

I think you did a super job on the cake! I love the little volcanoes! If your little guy loves it, what’s better?

My 5 turning 6 yr old wants a unicorn birthday (on April 8th) and I’m STUCK. I need some creative ideas. Got any? :)

2 Jennifer M March 31, 2011 at 8:16 am

That is adorable, you did a great job!!

3 Nazia K March 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

great job! i love the grass too ;) I made this cake for my son’s 1st birthday last year and i tested it 3 times before i got it just rite.

4 Kelsey April 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

The grass idea also came from the Wilton magazine, and think of all the possibilities for colored coconut flakes! It’s so brilliant!

5 Kiersten April 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I love those candy rocks from Winco. I’ve been wanting to do something with them for a while. I think I’m going to do a fish theme for my little boy’s 2nd, but dinosaur is also pretty high up on the list. I love this cake. The brownie volcanoes are the best.

6 Julie B April 5, 2011 at 6:03 am

I love the cake. I have never made a cake by shaping it, always had a specialty pan. My daughter is wanting a girly pirate themed birthday this year and I saw a pirate hat cake that is made by cutting into the shape. It was in one of the Family Fun magazines. Great job with the brownie volcanoes, very creative. I have that same brownie pop pan and I love it.

7 Erin Osteen August 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

I love this, it would be great for my son’s first birthday. How did you get the coconut green? I love all of Wilson’s pans, they are basically the only thing I dont end up burning the goodies in

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