Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cookies' n ' Cream Cake {Velociraptor Skeleton Cake}


About... two-ish months ago my oldest turned five and requested a dinosaur party.  This was the resulting cake.  It was inspired by a picture I saw on Google that had no instructions and no working link to the original image.  So... this is what I came up with.  I'm no artist, but my little guy was happy with how it turned out.

Here's our BIG five-year old in his dino party attire:

Not a dino fan?  Try the regular Cookies' n' Cream version of this cake.  Don't forget the Cookies n Cream ice cream!

Cookies' n' Cream Cake

 -1 chocolate cake mix, baked in two 6 inch round pans  (I just use a Betty Crocker Devil's food mix, replace the water with milk, and add an extra 3 Tbsp dark cocoa powder.)  I baked my cakes for 29-31 minutes.  Allow cakes to cool completely before frosting or stacking.

Oreo Frosting
Recipe adapted from

-1/2 cup butter, softened
-8 ounces cream cheese, softened
-4 cups powdered sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 -5 tablespoon milk
-1 1/2 cups crushed Oreo cookies
Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Add milk 1 Tbsp at a time until your frosting is spreadable.  Stir in Oreo's.  Use to frost cake.
*For Velociraptor skeleton cake, lay the first cake on a cake plate and spread the top with frosting.  Place the second cake on top and frost the entire top and sides of cake with frosting.

Cover completely with extra Oreo crumbs for "dirt'.  Pipe on a skeleton with ivory colored frosting.  (I made half of this recipe and tinted it with Americolor ivory.)  I just printed off a picture of a velociraptor skeleton and free-handed piping it on.  It wasn't perfect, but toothpicks and practice helped.  Garnish with jelly bean rocks.
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Happy Birthday to him! I love that shirt, and this cake!

Michele said...

i wish i could have that cake for lunch right now. looks so yummy!

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