I could’ve sworn it was my son’s 1st birthday just the other day. I have no idea how a whole year has passed, but there you go! This year though Mister L’s birthday fell on Easter Sunday and I immediately knew I wanted to keep the festivities small. But that didn’t mean there wouldn’t be a party!! And no party is complete without a birthday cake, am I right?? Especially when one two year old tornado is dinosaur mad. It simply meant I would have to make a Gluten Free Dinosaur Birthday Cake this year!
I have to admit, I did spend an awfully long time looking at dinosaur cakes and some of them were just…. woah! Like really? Did a home cook actually make that? No way! I mean I’m an OK baker if I do say so myself, but I really don’t know if I could pull off some of the cakes I found.
Naturally this meant a little bit of Pinterest depression set in. You know what I’m talking about right? That moment when you have too many ideas and not enough, *ahem* talent haha. Sad but true.'Pinterest Depression' = when you've spent too long on Pinterest and realize you have too many ideas and no talent!'Click To Tweet
I kept looking though and eventually found a neat and simple dinosaur cake layout, courtesy of the Betty Crocker folks. However when it came to the actual cake part, what was I going to do? There would be a mix of Coeliac’s and non-Coecliac’s at this party and I wanted to cater something delicious to all of them. Basically I wanted cake. Screw the child. I mean really, he’s two, what does he know!!
Being Easter and all and the absolute chocolate coma that I was already threatening to slip into I wanted to avoid a chocolate cake. Plus, in times like these I always turn to my tried and tested Best White Gluten Free Cake Ever. It is a no-fail, brilliant, delicious, fluffy, moist, delicate… you get the point…. vanilla cake that I stumbled upon on day deep in the internet.
I know, I can’t even lay claim to this brilliant cake! Some days I wish I did create it, because I could then happily call myself a baking genius, but alas. You can thank Yammie’s Glutenfreedom for that one.
You definitely have to try this thing. It’s not a quick cake, I will say that. But it’s totally worth it. It’s also worth putting the extra effort into nailing the flour blend which came from this fabulous website. This cake, as is, is so damn good that NO-ONE has EVER guessed that it’s gluten free. Honest to goodness! Try it just once and you’ll be like me, hooked.
Dinosaur Birthday Cake For The
Now I bet I know what you’re thinking.
Those damn kids cakes are too damn hard and they never look like they’re supposed to, right? Now I will have to say I do have a tendency to agree with you, especially when they’re often being assembled the night before a party, at like midnight, after Mum’s had just a few too many glasses of wine to “get her through”.
Yeah that’s been me on several occasions. That’s why I recommend making this over the course of two days, prior to the big event. I made the cakes one morning, then sat them aside covered in sugar syrup in a tupperware container. Then the following day I assembled it and decorated it ready to go for the following day’s party! No wine necessary.
Plus this cake is actually fairly simple. Just bake two round 22cm cakes and use the templates that you can find here to cut the cake. Slather in the sugary sweetness that is lime green buttercream icing, chuck a few chocolate buttons on and wollah! One gluten free dinosaur birthday cake! Guaranteed to keep any child in the under 5 category happy.