Are you looking for a dinosaur birthday cake to make for your dinosaur lover? This triceratops cake is easy and uses ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. I made this for my son’s 4th birthday and when he saw it he was super excited. I also have a coordinating dinosaur party pack available for purchase in my store. (I have no cake frosting skills, so if you make this cake and can actually frost it smoothly, I would love to post a picture of your cake!)
How To | Dinosaur Cake
- 2 – 9 inch Circular Cake Pans
- Cake Mix
- Green Food Coloring
- 2 Bananas (horns)
- Marshmallows (spikes/bone)
- Red Fruit Roll-up (tongue)
- M&M or Raisin (eye)
- Large Cutting Board
- Download, print and cut out the Triceratops Cake Template (found in my Store).
- Bake 2 – 9 inch cakes, release from pans when cooled and cut off top of cakes so they are flat.
- Place paper templates onto cakes and use a sharp knife to cut out triceratops cake shapes.
- Cover cutting board in tinfoil. Arrange cake shapes on board to form triceratops head.
- Color frosting green using green food coloring.
- Frost cake.
- Cut tongue shape from Fruit Roll-up, place tongue onto frosted cake.
- Add marshmallow with raisin or M&M for the eye, a dab of frosting can hold the pupil in place.
- Slice a marshmallow and cut slices into 5 triangular shapes to form bone pieces on the edge of the triceratop’s frill. Place slices along points of frill.
- Create the horns by cutting one banana in half. Place toothpicks on the cake where each of the horns will be placed. Slide each banana half onto a toothpick to hold it in place. The nose horn can be created by cutting a smaller piece off of the second banana and using a toothpick to hold it in place. (Note: if preparing the cake the day before, wait to add the bananas because they will turn brown.)
Find the Triceratops Cake Template in my Store for only $1.99. It is a multiple page .pdf that includes instructions and the templates for the cake shapes you need to create the triceratops head.