I make a cake each year for my friend Christina’s birthday. This year she turned 30, so I let her dictate what her cake would look like. She asked for a dinosaur cake. More specifically a dinosaur skeleton. While actually she asked for something like the dinosaur from the start of Jurassic Park that they image with ground-penetrating radar (the internet refuses to provide me with an image – if you don’t know what I’m talking about you’re going to have to re-watch the film). So yeah, she doesn’t get to pick what type of cake she gets anymore, but I did my best to pull off the request.
I first baked a vanilla cake and then carved a dinosaur skeleton out of it using pumpkin carving tools. I then filled all the holes with chocolate cake. At this point I went to take a photo in case it failed miserably after I baked it…and dropped my phone in the chocolate cake batter. Luckily the phone and the cake survived. And most importantly – Christina was very excited.