My husband calls this cake I made for my son’s 1st birthday party prehistoric because of its impressively large teeth. It was 11:30 pm the day before the party and I decided that I didn’t feel like rolling out tons of teeny tiny marzipan teeth so I made a few macho ones. The idea for this cake came from the Hello Cupcake book by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson. What a fun book! It was gifted to me by my sister-in-law Jen for my birthday.
The scales are made from Ghirardelli chocolate squares (halved) and cream cheese frosting. All of the little details like the eyes, claws, nostrils, and teeth are made from marzipan (as I am not a fan of fondant). In the book, the scales of the frosting are individually piped, but considering I did not have anyone else available to help make this cake, I think that simply spreading the icing on with a spatula worked just fine — it is A LOT of cupcakes!
Enjoy the pictures from my son’s birthday party!
Daddy doesn’t look too pleased that Jack is eating frosting…
But he just had to eat some since he helped make it!