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Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Dinosaur Birthday Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
I made this on my son's 7th Birthday. Easy to make, very creative and fun. However, I used chocolate fudge frosting and chocolate cake mix (my sons favorite), still VERY ...read more
posted by
MrsMess3
on 8/2/2009
time
prep:
45 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
10 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) cake mix, any flavor
1
tub   (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
3 or 4
drops  each: red and blue food coloring
1
roll  ring-shaped hard candy
1/4
cup   assorted small candy balls

Make It

PREPARE and bake cake mix as directed on package for 13x9-inch baking pan. Cool completely. Transfer cake to a cutting board; cut into pieces as shown in photo and diagram below.

TINT whipped topping with food coloring. Using small amount of whipped topping to hold pieces together, arrange cake on serving tray as directed in tip below.

FROST cake with remaining whipped topping. Decorate with candy.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
At 10 servings, this adorable cake is perfect for a kid's party.
How to Cut Up Cake
(Click here to print diagram.) Attach section B (the head) to top of neck. Attach section C (the tail) to back of body. Place the 4 D triangles along the dinosaur's back for spikes.
Fun Idea
Take a table knife and run it through the frosted cake before positioning the candies to give the dinosaur scaly or wrinkly skin.
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