Published On: Wed, May 22nd, 2019

Prehistoric party: dinosaur birthday cake

Any dino lover will be obsessed with this dinosaur birthday cake!

Whether you’re topping a cupcake with a tiny triceratops or making a dinosaur birthday cake, it’s so easy to achieve t-rexcellent results!

Take a look at the tutorial below from Lakeland – and be sure to see the step-by-step images at the very bottom of the page. If you’d like to make the matching cupcakes, see the cupcake topper tutorial here. Enjoy!

dinosaur cake tutorial

Prehistoric party: dinosaur birthday cake

Author Lakeland


To decorate:

  • sugarpaste: light green, green, black and white
  • edible glue


  • FMM Mix N Match Animal Face Icing Cutters
  • rolling pin


  1. Dust your work area, then roll out dark green icing and cut out a circle for each head using the face side of the cutter.

  2. Cut out the snout using the face side and attach to the head with edible glue.

  3. Using lighter green icing, cut out the pieces for the frills using the ‘ear’ cutter – six for each head – and glue round the top edge of each head.

  4. For the eyes, use the smaller oval cutter and white icing.

  5. Make the pupils with black icing and the small round cutter.

  6. Use the ‘ear’ cutter to make the teeth, then shape the three horns out of white icing with your fingers and attach with glue.

Prehistoric party: dinosaur birthday cake

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