T-Rex Cake For A Very Special Little Boy's 3rd Birthday
(Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK)
This is my 2nd attempt at a t-rex cake, it is for a very special boy who beat the odds with regards to his health and is now a very healthy 3 year old. It was an honour to make it for him.
The cake is chocolate cake covered with white fondant and painted with food colouring and vodka (I find this easier than kneading the colour into the fondant, for this type of effect).
The volcano is fondant and hand painted.
The t-rex head and body are made from homemade, hand modelled, rice krispie treats - using equal amounts of rice krispies and marshmallow, I melted the marshmallows in the microwave and then mixed in the krispies then left it a few hours to set - I dipped my hands quite often in a bowl of cold water when shaping it and this helped to stop it sticking, I covered it in fondant and again hand painted it.
The arms, legs and tail were modelled from fondant and painted.Editor's Note:
Another wonderful cake, Lesley. Thank you for sharing.