Who doesn’t enjoy cupcakes? Well, today’s “make a dino Monday” post is all about making delicious and tasty dinosaur cupcakes! You can use just about any type of cake mix when making the base of your dinosaur cupcakes so if you have special dietary needs you can cater this make a dino idea to your family’s needs!
Making Your Dinosaur Cupcakes
Your favorite cake mix and necessary ingredients to make that mix
Cupcake paper or foil holders
Green buttercream icing or buttercream icing and green food coloring
Piping bag with a grass piping tip
Edible decorations (optional)
Small plastic dinosaurs (if your party guest has a favorite dinosaur why not ensure that all of your dinosaurs are the favorite one!)
Bake Your Dinosaur Cupcakes Base
Begin making your dinosaur cupcakes by baking them as you usually would in the cupcake holders and allowing them to cool so that your decorative icing will not melt.
Allow the Cakes to Cool Then Try Your Grass Icing Technique
Once your cupcakes have completely cooled you will want to pull out your icing and your grass style icing tip. Follow the video posted above to create your own grass layer on top of the cupcakes.
Add Your Edible Decorations
Adding edible decorations is an optional step in creating your dinosaur cupcakes, some people like to add flowers or sprinkles to give a little more color to their cakes!
Add Your Non-Edible Dinosaur Cupcake Toppers
Take one of your small plastic dinosaurs, wash it thoroughly and dry it completely. Press the dinosaur firmly in to the grass icing you added to each dinosaur cupcake.
Dinosaur Cupcake Tip:
If you want to add a little more fun to your cupcakes add jellybeans or similar small candy as dinosaur eggs. You can even use brown butter cream icing to make a dinosaur “nest” to put these small eggs in to!