Dinosaur Birthday Cake & Cupcakes

This post contains affiliate links which means that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase. Thanks so much for your support in this way! Read my full disclosure policy here.

For Wesson’s 2nd birthday, the order was for a Dinosaur Birthday Cake & Cupcakes!

Some of you may remember when I did Wesson’s 1st birthday party… the theme that year was Airplanes: an airplane cake, smash cake and cookies!

For this year’s party, I started with a dinosaur cake based on the the “Dippy Dinosaur” cake in 50 Easy Party Cakes by Debbie Brown (love her books!).

I used her instructions almost exactly and if you want a great resource for doing 3-D shaped cakes – 50 Easy Party Cakes is a good one!

Then Amy, Wesson’s mom, asked for four dozen cupcakes to go with the cake.  She wanted a variety, so here’s what I came up with…

I did four different dinosaurs along with dinosaur bones, footprints and eggs!

I got these ideas mostly from a fondant dinosaurs round up over at A Baked Creation and I specifically used her tutorial to make the T-Rex toppers.

I knew Amy planned to use a cupcake stand at Wesson’s party, so I took a couple of pictures with my cupcake stand from The Smart Baker.

But that’s not my favorite picture…

…it’s this one of Wesson with his parents and the cake & cupcakes… isn’t he super cute?  Actually, the whole family is adorable!

 Alrighty… that’s it!  Do you have any questions about the cake or cupcakes?  I love comments so please tell me what you think or ask me any question!

One or more links in this post are referral and/or affiliate links.  Read my disclosure policy here.


  1. birthday cupcakes warrington says

    Nice Post. I have been working in the food and catering industry for a long time and loves to read on the latest stuff whenever got time. I just came through your blog post and you have nicely outlined about the cupcakes etc. Thanks for writing such a good post and hope you will be posting stuff like this on regular basis as I have subscribed to your blog.

  2. Nadia says

    Hello, I am going to attempt this Dinosaur cake. What cake pan did you use for the body? Everyone says the Wilton 3d ball pan but that pan is quite small. Did you use that as well. Did you use the dowel to attach the head to the neck? You did a wonderful job..

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *