Monday, July 11, 2011

dinosaur cupcakes


I made these cupcakes for my friend Janice, who was throwing a dinosaur-themed birthday party for her daugther's 4th birthday.  Her daughter loves strawberries, so I made strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  And in case there was anyone who didn't like (or was allergic to) strawberries, I also made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting.


Although I had never piped dinosaurs before, I had piped duckie cupcakes for my friend Naomi's baby shower and thought it would be similar, except with an added neck, tail, and feet.  So I attempted to pipe green dinos on the strawberry cupcakes, and blue dinos on the chocolate cupcakes.


To prevent the dinos from looking like the Lock Ness Monster, I also piped yellow spikes along the dinos' backs and tail.  I thought the end result was cute, but kind of looked like dragons instead of dinosaurs!


We all had a great time at the party - the kids played and the adults got to chat and catch up.  Thanks for inviting us Janice!  Hope everyone enjoyed the cupcakes, and hope you had a happy birthday Sofia!


19 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes are so cute!

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  2. So cute! It looks so easy when you do it too... Amazing!

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  3. These are adorable! How do you pipe those "basket"/knitting frosting? I always wonder. the dinos are just too cute! :)

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  4. these look great! I love dinosaurs!:)

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  5. Those are completely and utterly adorable!! Love them!

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  6. What a lovely cupcakes...those dinosaurs are so cute.

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  7. Dino's are great and thanks for the Nessy tip you never know what people want on their cupcakes :-)

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  8. Awwww... those are the cutest dinos ever and don't look anything like dragons! Your piping work is great :D

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  9. thanks for the great comments everyone! i'm glad everyone likes the dinos! :)

    @Amy - here's a good tutorial on how to create the basketweave ... let me know how yours turns out! :)
    http://www.wilton.com/technique/Basketweave

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  10. These are PERFECT! If i tried to make those little dinosaurs i would end up with splodgy icing blobs, but yours are so pretty! Im sure they went down a storm :)

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  11. do you have any piping tutorials? those dinos are just too flipping cute! but my hands are all seizure-y and no good for piping!

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  12. what tips did you use to make dinos?

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    1. for the dino head, i used a #12 tip, and then used the same to pipe the body and the tail and the feet. then for the spikes i used a leaf tip #352. and then a #2 tip for the eyes. let me know how it turns out! :)

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    2. I have been working on these and I am doing OK. MY grandsons B-day is in April, I hope to have it down by then. I wish you had a tutorial. Are there any tips you could give me?
      Thanks for all your help> I really think you have done a wonderful job on yours!!!

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    3. the only tip i would have is to practice piping the dinos on parchment paper (or a plate) before piping on the cupcakes. good luck!

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  13. what kind of icing did you use for the dinos?

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    1. @Anonymous - i used a basic cream cheese frosting. 1 stick cream cheese, 1/2 stick butter, 1 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt, and 3 cups confectioner's sugar. enjoy!

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