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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlรฉ, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

Easy Dinosaur Birthday Cake


Easy Dinosaur Cake with Condensed Milk Frosting - easy to make and decorate for any child's birthday party, 1st birthday smash cake or school event! by BirdsParty.com #birdsparty #dinosaur #partyideas #cake #birthdaycake #dinosaurcake

Hi friends! I've recently I worked with one of my favorite brands to create some dinosaur themed desserts for a recent photo shoot, which included this fun dinosaur shaped cake. So naturally, I had to share it with you guys! 

This dinosaur cake was SO easy to make and is perfect for  a low-key birthday party at home, a fun school event or a 1st birthday smash cake! ๐Ÿ˜

I used a dinosaur-shaped flexible cake pan, which made the whole process super easy and fun too!

Easy Dinosaur Cake with Condensed Milk Frosting - easy to make and decorate for any child's birthday party, 1st birthday smash cake or school event! by BirdsParty.com #birdsparty #dinosaur #partyideas #cake #birthdaycake #dinosaurcake

Easy Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Usually, I'm a layer cake kind of gal. But when the brand suggested I use one of their silicone dinosaur cake pans, I had to oblige! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is why the cake was much easier to make than my usual 3 layers cakes!

The cake sponge itself is my go-to Victoria cake sponge with added chocolate, and the buttercream is my favorite, easiest frosting EVER - a condensed milk frosting!

Easy Dinosaur Cake with Condensed Milk Frosting - easy to make and decorate for any child's birthday party, 1st birthday smash cake or school event! by BirdsParty.com #birdsparty #dinosaur #partyideas #cake #birthdaycake #dinosaurcake

I have shared both of these basic recipes here on the blog in previous posts, but you'll also find it below so you can print it off easily.

You can of course, change the flavors of the cake sponge or the frosting too. The recipe or cake decorating technique, remain the same.

These flexible silicone cake pans or molds are very handy if you're a cake decorating newbie too, since you won't need to cut or shape your cake at all.

Easy Dinosaur Cake with Condensed Milk Frosting - easy to make and decorate for any child's birthday party, 1st birthday smash cake or school event! by BirdsParty.com #birdsparty #dinosaur #partyideas #cake #birthdaycake #dinosaurcake

Just be sure to grease the pan or mold well with a cooking spray to avoid your cake being stuck in the intricate corners of the pan.

I know you're not supposed to grease these pans, but in reality, I personally prefer to do that just in case.

Easy Dinosaur Cake with Condensed Milk Frosting - easy to make and decorate for any child's birthday party, 1st birthday smash cake or school event! by BirdsParty.com #birdsparty #dinosaur #partyideas #cake #birthdaycake #dinosaurcake

These cake pans are also very forgiving. So even if your bakes cake does not turn out 100% perfect, you can still pipe some frosting on top to cover a multitude of sins ๐Ÿ˜

I tinted my frosting dark and light green, but once again, feel free to change the colors to suit your taste. 

Oh yeah, and to finish off the dinosaur vibe, I added crushed Oreo cookies to look like dirt around the cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

Easy Dinosaur Cake with Condensed Milk Frosting - easy to make and decorate for any child's birthday party, 1st birthday smash cake or school event! by BirdsParty.com #birdsparty #dinosaur #partyideas #cake #birthdaycake #dinosaurcake

Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Easy Dinosaur Cake with Condensed Milk Frosting - easy to make and decorate for any child's birthday party, 1st birthday smash cake or school event! by BirdsParty.com #birdsparty #dinosaur #partyideas #cake #birthdaycake #dinosaurcake
Yield: 6-8
Author: Bird's Party
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 20 Mininactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 50 Min
Easy chocolate dinosaur cake sponge with condensed milk vanilla buttercream frosting

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake
  • 175g soft butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 135g flour
  • 40g dark cocoa powder (100% cocoa)
  • 11g baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Condensed Milk Frosting
  •  250g butter - cold but soft to the touch
  • 200g sweetened condensed milk - cold
  • A few drops of light and dark green gel food coloring
  • 3 Piping bags
  • 2 small star tips (whatever size you like)
  • (Optional) 1 small round tip to fill in eyes and other details in white frosting

Instructions

Chocolate Cake
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).
  2. Whisk the butter and sugar together until creamy and fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time and continue whisking until combined.
  4. Add vanilla and mix to combine.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder to butter and mixture and mix with a large metal spoon until combined.
  6. Fill your dinosaur mold 3/4 full and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, before carefully turning it out onto  a baking rack. 
  8. Let cake cool completely before frosting.
Condensed Milk Frosting
  1. Whisk butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add condensed milk and whisk until combined.
  3. Reserve 1/3 cup of frosting to decorate the teeth and other parts.
  4. Separate a 1/2 cup of frosting and color it light green.
  5. Add the dark food coloring to remaining frosting.
  6. Add frostings to a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe all over the cake, contrasting the two shade of green, and adding white frosting for the eyes and teeth.
Did you make this recipe?
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Hope you like the ideas and feel inspired to have a go! If you do, tag me on social media @BirdsParty so I can see and share your creativity! ๐Ÿ˜

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