My littlest nephew (that's him in the background) has this fascination with dinosaurs that just amazes me. He knows things that neither I nor most adults even know. I mean, the difference between herbivores and carnivores, and a brontosaurus and a velociraptor are merely elementary to him...and he was only turning 3! He was actually teaching me that these little orange things i'm putting on the dinosaur cake were called scales...he's just too much!
Anyway, this cake was simply two round chocolate cakes (with lots of chocolate ganache filling) that were cut and carved to make this dinosaur shape. After help from my older nephew (who so expertly created the life-like tongue as well as some prehistoric stones out of gumpaste), we did a lot of piping and voila- a dinosaur! I have to say though, it was kind of weird opening the fridge and seeing this creature in there. Oh, shout out to najira who helped me pipe on all that green icing!!