Sunday, January 20, 2013

Easy Dinosaur Fossil Birthday Cake


Pipe melted peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips if you prefer (about a third of a bag) from onto a plastic freezer bag (or parchment paper if you have any), placed over a dinosaur skeleton coloring sheet (like this one) to use as a guide.  Allow the peanut butter "bones" a few minutes to harden up...


 ...and then plop them right into the frosting of your otherwise ordinary birthday cake (in our case a round, double-decker, chocolate cake with chocolate - or rather dark chocolate - peanut butter frosting), and top with a generous handful of crumbled chocolate sandwich cookies...


...to complete the transformation of an unassuming, everyday, frosted cake into a dinosaur lovers delight.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

10 comments:

Christy said...

That is one cool cake! Nice work.

chelle said...

oh, WOW! That's pretty awesome!!

Wonder Mom said...

I love it...now to wipe the drool off of my keyboard...

Raising a Happy Child said...

That must be D's birthday? This cake is way cool!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Raiaing a Happy Child - You guessed it :)

Phyllis said...

THAT IS SO COOL!!!!

Victoria said...

Chocolate and peanut butter? Now you're speaking our language. :D

Anonymous said...

I see that you have a "copyright" blurb on the side of your blog, yet you give no credit to the person that thought up this idea. Because, as we both know, it wanst you. Maybe you should try harder to give OTHERS credit instead of just expecting it.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Anonymous - If you think there is a specific person I should credit - please let me know who it is. I don't think I took credit for being the first person to come up with a fossil cake - I was simply trying to show an easy way to put one together. I didn't follow instructions from anyone else when I made this particular cake - though I did skim through Google images looking at many different cakes - before I made this one. However, as I said, if someone else piped chips melted in a microwave over a coloring sheet, and then stuck them onto a chocolate cake, with some sandwich cookie crumbs dirt (an idea that has been used on many other cakes - and to be clear - was not originally mine, either) then please, like I said, let me know who it is, and I will very gladly give credit where credit is due. I love the idea building on idea feature of the blog world - but would never want to take credit away from anyone. I'm terribly sorry if I've given that appearance even in part.

Twilson9608 said...

Such a cool idea! We're doing dinosaurs in two weeks, I may have to do something similar to this!

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