Tim Leathers's
Dinosaur Cake

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Exeter, England
  • Skill level: Medium
  • Time taken: Over 4 hours

About this Bake

My wife was determined to bake me a cake and I love dinosaurs. After working on it all day she presented me with this wondrous cake. It's a simple chocolate sponge cake, with a marshmallow and coco pops neck/tail and pistachio flavoured buttercream. Pistachio nuts were used for spikes.

Top tip

Bake the chocolate cake first. Whilst it's cooling mix the marshmallow and coco-pops together. Shape them and refrigerate for later. Make the buttercream and add the pistachio paste. Shape the body of the cake into a dome, then attach the head and tail. Cover with the pistachio buttercream.