Hello! Today I wanted to share with you how to make a dinosaur cupcake-cake! There are lots of things to love about cupcake-cakes…but my favorite is that you get the look of a carved cake without the stress of, well…carving! Step away from that serrated knife–cupcakes and icing are all that you need…
First, pick your design. Today felt like a Stegasaurus kind of day–so that’s what I’m doing. Use a dot of frosting on the bottom of each cupcake (or at least the ones along the outer edge) so that Dino won’t run away! The smaller the space between your cupcakes, the better.
Next, frost over your cupcake creation with medium consistency icing (if your icing is very soft, it will sink down in between your cupcakes) — I find it easier to pipe on my frosting for a cleaner look– I’m using a tip 21.
Next, we work on the spikes! There are many possible variations–including fruit roll up cut-outs or fondant–but I’m going with melted white chocolate bark (or candy melts). I tinted mine red with coloring powder–but you can also use candy coloring. You can also buy pre-colored candy melts.
Use a knife to form your spikes–this will make it easier for you to break them apart nice and clean. Pop into the freezer for five minutes, or until chocolate has hardened.
Mini chocolate chip eye, and friendly face applied with a toothpick.
A few sprinkles….a chocolate party hat (leftover from our chocolate spikes)–a birthday message–and we’re done!