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Tyrone the tyrannosaurus

  • 3:00 Prep
  • 0:45 Cook
  • 50 Servings
  • Advanced


  • 4 x 340g packets golden buttercake
  • 8 eggs
  • 240g butter, softened
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 quantities butter cream icing (see notes)
  • Yellow food colouring
  • Red food colouring


  • 20 apple-flavoured sour straps
  • 8cm licorice strap
  • 1 strawberry-flavoured sour strap
  • 3 licorice allsorts (orange and white)
  • 1 round white licorice allsort mini
  • 1 tablespoon orange sprinkles


  • You will need a 42cm x 58cm cake board.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease two 5cm-deep, 21cm x 30cm (base) baking pans. Line bases and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang on all sides.
  • 2
    Make packet cakes following packet directions. Spread evenly into pans. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3
    Make butter cream icing: Tint orange with yellow and red food colouring.
  • 4
    Using a serrated knife, level cake tops. Place cakes, cut-side down, next to each other on bench covered with baking paper. Place paper pattern sheet over cakes (see box below left). Using a serrated knife, cut dinosaur from cake. Transfer dinosaur to board.
  • 5
    Spread cake, including sides, with icing. Using the pattern as a guide, cut 23 stripes from apple sour strips. Using the picture as a guide, position stripes on cake. Cut licorice strap into thin strips. Position 2 strips to outline mouth. Cut remaining licorice strips into nine 1cm lengths and position as claws. Cut a 6.5cm tongue shape from strawberry sour strap. Position in mouth.Cut licorice allsorts in half diagonally. Position in mouth to form teeth. Position round licorice allsort to form an eye. Scatter sprinkles over cake. Serve.

Source: taste.com.au


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