Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dinosaur Princess Cupcake Tower

Today was cake baking day at our house, as we prepare to assemble FIVE choo choo train birthday cakes, complete with tracks, tunnels, and mountains, for a very special upcoming birthday. And as the sweet smell of confetti cake wafts through my kitchen, I am reminded of the fact that I haven’t yet posted anything about our last birthday cake adventure…The successful creation of our sparkly, dinosaur birthday cake cupcake tower!
We threw a dinosaur-themed birthday party for our two-year old daughter this year (little girls love dinosaurs too!), but still wanted her cake to have that girly, princess touch. We based the theme of the cake on four brightly coloured, polka-dotted, wind-up dinosaurs that we found in a quaint little toy store featuring hard to find and retro-inspired toys. We followed that discovery up with a trip to the cake decorating store (an absolute MUST if you want to find easy ways of making your cake a stand out). We used brightly-coloured icing, coordinating polka-dot cupcake liners, some pre-made sugar flowers, and the ultimate secret weapon for any truly magical birthday cake fit for a princess – sparkle sugar!
Although cupcakes are more work than they may initially appear (it takes longer to ice multiple cupcakes than just one large cake), when arranged on a cupcake tower (which can be rented, but are fairly inexpensive to buy) they really do look impressive. We chose to make the top layer of the tower a small, individual cake, which allowed us room for a little dinosaur scene and that all important birthday candle. This cake was probably the easiest and least labour-intensive of any we’ve made over the past several years, but still had the wow factor we always try to go for. Hope you’re inspired…


  1. That is just adorable! I'm a new follower from the hop!

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  2. Your cake looks great! My little girl likes dinos too! Following you from MBC. Please follow me and donate to Japan.

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  4. Love the cupcakes. New follower from MBC.
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  5. Love the cupcakes~you did great!!

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  6. Wow, that looks like a lot of work but it turned out great! I think those bright colors really made those cupcakes stand out. Great job! Hope she had a wonderful birthday!

  7. i love that cake

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  8. Hiya, I am your new follower from MBC! Your cake is absolutely gorgeous! Hope everyone enjoyed!

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  9. Adorable blog and just a beautiful family!! Happy to be your newest follower from MBC! Hope you can swing by and return the favor!

  10. Very impressed with your cake! Wow! it is gorgeous! Found you at MBC. I am your newest follower. Check me out at

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  12. Found your blog on MBC. I love the colorful cupcakes!!! Your lil' dinosaur princess is adorable! Would love for you to stop by my blog @

    I'm your newest follower! I look forward to reading your blog. =)

  13. that looks so yummy! Btw I am stopping by from MBC, I hope you follow me back!

  14. Love that cake. :) And I love the dinosaur theme, so different. New follower from MBC, hope you can check out my blog and possibly follow back.

  15. OMG!! Super cute cake and cup cakes!!! Thank you very much for linking to Happy Monday Blog hop!!!