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Easy Dinosaur Cake (Homemade Birthday Dino Cake) With Two Tiers on Rustic Background

Easy Dinosaur Cake (Birthday Dino Cake)

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Easy dinosaur cake (dino cake), homemade with simple ingredients. This DIY birthday cake is composed of two tiers of chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, candies, crushed Oreos and toy dinosaurs to create a faux Jurassic Park world.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade birthday cake
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Decorating time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 20 People
Calories 621
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • Bake cakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • While the cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting and chop up some of the candies in half.
  • Place each cake on a round cardboard cake board that's the same size as the cake.
  • Cut each cake in half horizontally and spread icing on top.
  • Place the other half of each cake on top and press gently to secure together.
  • Ice both cakes fully in icing and use the back of a spoon to create a rustic pattern.
  • Place the 8 inch cake on a large rustic serving board.
  • Stick 4 dowels or bubble tea straws in the center of the cake and cut straws to the correct height.
  • Place the other 4 inch cake on top of the dowels and press gently to stick the 2 tiers together.
  • Arrange the washed dinosaur toys on the cake and on the large rustic board.
  • Create an illusion of a Jurassic Park world or a prehistoric era site by sticking chopped up candy bars, chocolate stones and sprinkle Oreo crumbs for dirt.
  • Create a puddle of ganache around some of the dinosaurs to represent wet mud.
  • Stick some dinosaurs along the side of the cake to show they are climbing the tiers.
  • Be sure to decorate the tiered cake as well as the large board to create a bigger story. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3mg