If you have a little Wiggles fan in your home, chances are this Dorothy the Dinosaur cake will be huge hit when the next birthday or special milestone event rolls around.

For those who don’t know, Dorothy the Dinosaur is one of the Wiggly Friends. She is a “rosasaur” (a dinosaur who eats roses) and she’s coloured green with bright yellow spots.

Here’s how to whip up this impressive cake and best of all, with these simple instructions even your Wiggly helper can get involved.

Dorothy the Dinosaur cake recipe

Feeds:  12 Wiggles

Ingredients

3 x 510g pkts vanilla cake mix, plus listed ingredients

200g white chocolate Melts

2 tbsp liquid glucose

3 x 400g tubs vanilla frosting

green food colouring

340g pkt yellow Candy Melts

small silk flowers

tube of black writing icing

 

Create this amazing Dorothy the Dinosaur Cake is actually easier than it looks!

Method

Parent: Grease two deep 23cm square cake pans. Line bases and sides with baking paper. Make cake mixture following packet directions; divide between pans. Bake as directed.

Parent:  To make modelling chocolate, melt chocolate Melts in a microwave following packet directions; cool.
Stir in glucose (chocolate will harden).

Child:  Wrap modelling chocolate in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Parent + Child: Spoon frosting into a bowl. Add drops of food colouring, stirring with a spoon, until frosting
is Dorothy green (see picture above).

Parent: Using the picture as a guide, cut a Dorothy shape out of the cakes. From the first cake, cut out Dorothy’s body; place on a presentation board. From the second cake, cut out two identical shapes for her head, then stack them on top of one another, securing together with frosting; position on the board above her body. (If necessary, trim a little off Dorothy’s head so it’s not so high.)

Parent + Child: Cover cake all over in frosting.

Parent: Trim a few Candy Melts to make smaller dots.

Child: Copy the picture and put Dorothy’s spots, flat-side up, on the cake.

Parent: Knead modelling chocolate, then roll out to a 30cm round. Using a knife, cut a 25cm semi-circle for Dorothy’s hat. Cut out eyes, teeth, gloves and spikes for her tail.

Parent + Child: Copy the picture and put on Dorothy’s eyes, teeth, gloves and spikes. Gently shape Dorothy’s hat to fit around her head. Using a little frosting, stick flowers on her hat and on one glove. Draw on her pupils and eyebrows with the black writing icing.

For more simple-to-make Wiggly recipes that children and parents will love, pick up a copy of the new Cooking with The Wiggles Cookbook or The Wiggles Emma Tea Party Cookbook. Available now where all good books are sold and at Are Media Books.