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12 Dinosaur Birthday Cake Ideas We Love

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Aren’t these Dinosaur Birthday Party Cakes Amazing?

Last month, I did a post called 30 Dinosaur Birthday Parties You Will Love. Given the popularity of dinosaur birthday parties as a theme for boys’ parties, I thought I would follow it up with a post showcasing some of our favorite dinosaur birthday cakes. These birthday cakes represent a range of budgets — from the homemade to the ordered from professional cake decorators — and a variety a variations on the dinosaur theme itself — from pop art dinosaurs to realistic dinosaurs and everything in between. We even have dinosaur cupcakes — because who can ever ignore cupcakes?

12 Dinosaur Birthday Party Cakes from Spaceships and Laser Beams.


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This excavation-themed dinosaur cake uses kids toys, chocolate cake and lots of creativity!

1. AWESOME dinosaur fossil cake :: Mama Makes from Scratch

Construction trucks dig into this cake and unearth some pretty awesome dinosaur bones in this dinosaur fossil cake. The cake is an actual edible excavation site!

Simple green grass and chocolate rocks are the perfect location for this dinosaur cake.

2. Dinosaur cake on a budget :: Wild Rose Sweets & Styling

What’s not to love about this budget-friendly dinosaur cake? Guests will drool over this caramel mud cake topped with cream cheese frosting, crushed Oreo dirt, chocolate candy rocks, and a toy dinosaur.

This fondant dinosaur scene will have guests in awe! They won't want to dig into this delicious cake.

3. Dinosaur party cake :: Alexandra Bolos Artísticos

A dinosaur party cake with fondant dinosaurs? You bet! This cake not only has a fondant river and dinosaurs, but it even has a fondant volcano topper!

Adorable fondant baby dinosaurs top this pale blue cake.

4. Dinosaur birthday cake fondant toppers :: Beautiful Kitchen

The cutest quad of fondant dinosaurs top this cake! Plus, the personalization for name and age in fondant really makes this cake special!

2D dinosaurs and bright colors make this birthday cake pop.

5. Dino birthday cake + dessert table :: WH Hostess via Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas

Three tiers of cuteness make this dino birthday cake perfect inspiration for your next dinosaur party! Don’t you love the darling dinosaur that accompanies each tier?  Plus, the entire dessert table is full of fun preppy details!

A variety of dinosaur decorated cupcakes is the perfect way to incorporate all sorts of dinos!

6. Dinosaur Cupcakes :: Fantasy Cupcake

The great thing about these dinosaur cupcakes is the variety of fun dinosaur-inspired fondant toppers guests can choose from.  Which would you choose?

This 3D dinosaur birthday cake is adorable! We love the colors.

7. Dinosaur birthday cake :: Spaceships and Laser Beams

This gigantic purple-spiked dinosaur birthday cake may just inspired you to make your own cake! Handmade by the birthday boy’s parents, it’s a show stopper!

This pet dinosaur cake is definitely one to remember! His facial expression and little collar are such amazing details.

8. Dinosaur Pet Cake :: Cake Walk

Chances are you’ll want a dinosaur as a pet when you see this darling dinosaur pet cake! Molded out of Rice Krispies and covered with fondant, this dinosaur is so cute with his teal polka dots, yellow collar and green fondant spikes from head to tail.

This amazing dinosaur cake gives a realistic take - the volcano and pterodactyl are such cute additions.

9. Dinosaur Slab Cake :: Jelly Cake

This dinosaur slab cake is awesome! It uses layers of textured fondant pieces to create the coolest dinosaur scene on a cake we’ve ever seen.

Adorable stegosaurus cupcakes in pastel colors.

10. Dinosaur cupcakes :: A Baked Creation

These dinosaur cupcakes are the cutest! Adorable fondant dinosaurs sit atop cupcakes with grass frosting!

Forget the birthday cake. What about a dinosaur-themed dessert table?

11. Dinosaur birthday dessert table :: Spaceships and Laser Beams

You’ll not only get a great simple dinosaur birthday cake idea, but also ideas for an entire dinosaur dessert table! We love that this cake is doable, even last minute! A toy dinosaur topper, candy eggs arranged around the base, and a printable label make this dinosaur cake easy to implement!

Incredibly detailed volcano and dinosaur scene, including a train! What boy wouldn't love this astonishing birthday cake?

12. Dinosaur train cake :: Little Dance Invitations


An electric train really moves atop this “Dinosaur Train” themed cake! Sweet little dinosaurs made from sugar paste AND a volcano made from layers of red velvet and vanilla cake really set this cake apart!

Planning a dinosaur-themed birthday party?  Check out these party resources put together by the cave dwellers from Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Plus, you don’t want to miss A Jurassic Park-Inspired Birthday Party

These Jurrasic Park-inspired birthday ideas, brought to you by Spaceships and Laser Beams, will definitely appeal to boys.


Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.