Dinosaur Cake & Cupcakes

My 4-year-old Dino- crazed nephew wanted a Dinosaur birthday! Here is the cake and cupcakes that I made for him. I think this is one of the easiest birthday cakes I’ve made and it looked so good!



14 – 16 cupcakes (baked from a box mix or your favorite recipe)

One, 8” inch cake (baked from a box mix or your favorite recipe)

3 cups frosting, colored green (store bought or made from your favorite recipe)

1 packet white Jordan Almonds

Multicolored sprinkles

Dinosaur confetti (available at any party store)

One large Plastic Dinosaur

2 packets mini plastic dinosaur toys (available at any 99 cent store or a toy store)

A few smooth stones from the backyard, cleaned

One three-layer cake stacker

Birthday candles

Wilton frosting tip #3


  • Bake the cake and cupcakes and set aside to cool.
  • Frost all the cupcakes and cake with the green frosting.
  • Using a Wilton tip #3, cover the frosted cupcake with more green frosting so it looks like grass.

  • Place one Jordan almond on each cupcake and place a mini plastic dinosaur toy with the “ white egg”.

  • Frost the 8” cake.
  • Place the large plastic dinosaur in the middle of the cake.
  • Make a small nest of eggs with the Jordan almonds in front of the dinosaur.
  • Scatter a few of the smooth stones around the cake.
  • Decorate the rest of the cake with sprinkles, confetti and candles.
  • Arrange as shown on the three-layered cake stacker.

15 thoughts on “Dinosaur Cake & Cupcakes

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  2. I just did these for my son’s 3rd birthday party – big hit!! Thank you for the idea! I did one change though, I used vanilla yogurt covered raisins as the eggs. Easier for the kids to eat and looked so cute!

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