|Dinosaur with working Volcano Cake Gluten and Casein Free|
This dinosaur cake with a volcano that actually blows “smoke” was so simple to make. The birthday boy loved it and it was also gluten and casein free for those of you with food allergies. It can be made with traditional ingredients as well.
To simplify my life during hectic party planning and styling, I used Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake mix and Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate and Vanilla Icings. Instead of using butter, I used Spectrum organic shortening and almond milk. This cake mix is terrific because it does not require eggs, which my boys are allergic to, so there is no need to use egg replacer in the recipe, yay!
|Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake mix|
|Cherrybrook Kitchen Frosting|
Here is the cake pre-icing. I used a rectangular cake pan and a small bundt pan for the volcano part. You will need two boxes of the cake mix to make both cakes.
|Gluten Casein Free Chocolate cake|
|Boys totally excited about the smoking volcano on dinosaur cake!|
Knowing my icing limitations, I chose to buy a beautiful plastic brachiosaurus dinosaur to place on the cake (my son’s favorite dinosaur). It was exactly what he wanted and the smoking volcano was very impressive for something so simple!
Please excuse some of these pictures, unfortunately a lot of my party prep takes place at night and I’m still learning to use my fancy camera :)!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!