Wilton offers a tremendous number of cooking and baking tools; their selection of juvenile cake pans is equally impressive. The Dinosaur Cake Pan (2105-1022) is a very cute mold that you can use with cake or brownie mixes, for ice cream molds or Rice Krispie styled treats. It is part of a small dinosaur theme that includes cake toppers, candles, decorations, mini baking pans and more. If you are in to “one stop shopping”, most of the larger Jo-Anne Fabrics and Michaels have these products in stock. Some of the dinosaur themed items at the website are retired but you can still find them in retail stores.
Wilton Dinosaur Cake Pan (2105-1022)
Suggested Retail Price: $10.99
The dinosaur is undeniably a T-Rex and can be decorated any number of ways. It requires one standard sized box of cake or brownie mix; follow the details on the box as the mixing and baking instructions vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. To get the best results make sure that you grease and flour (or use a cake release product) the inside of the pan before adding the mix so that it releases evenly without any sections sticking. Allowing it to cool in the pan before you try to flip it can help keep the cake from cracking. This pan will serve ten to twelve people an average sized slice of cake; you will get the same number of servings from a boxed brownie mix.
The only part of the dinosaur that might come out a little dry is the tail. This is because it sticks out from the body of the pan and can cook quicker than the rest of it. When you are testing the cake to see if it is done, always insert the clean toothpick into the middle, remove it and if it is clean you know your dinosaur is ready to come out of the oven.
Decorating the Dinosaur Cake Pan is not hard; you can use some basic colored icing or frosting for the head and body then add some accents on the chest and face. You do the whole thing is green if you want then swirl in some plain white frosting on the ridges, chest and underside of the tail. There is a basic instruction sheet inside the pan that gives you ideas on how to decorate this. You can also look at the Wilton website for ideas that people have come up with. If you are using this for brownies you can add some powered sugar to the top and some candy for the eyes and still end up with a good looking treat.
This has a suggested retail price of $10.99 but if you are a coupon shopper, take advantage of the Jo-Anne Fabrics and Michaels 40% – 50% off coupons in the Sunday newspaper. This is an easy to work with mold that can be used for a variety of baked goods and treats. As long as you grease and flour (or use a cake release product) on the inside, you will get a great looking dinosaur cake to decorate.