Fun dinosaur cupcake recipe your little ones will love!

Throwing a Dinosaur party or just have a little one who LOVES dinosaurs?  These adorable Stegosaurus inspired cupcakes are super simple to make and so much fun to eat!  These cupcakes are the  perfect addition to any Dino-themed party. 

Ready for some delicious and adorable dinosaur cupcakes you can even make with your little ones!

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Alright…let’s talk Dinosaurs!!  

How to use Dinosaur Cupcakes

Simple dinosaur cupcakes are a great little treat for a rainy afternoon.  These cupcakes are simple enough to make with your kids, but also cool enough to share.  

They are also a great addition to any dinosaur themed party.  Simple and fun, they can be made in any color combo to match your party decor.  I love the versatility, don’t you?

Related: Rustic Dinosaur Birthday Party Decorations

For a little added visual appeal, you can place them into colorful cupcake liners.  Liners you have not baked the cupcakes in stand out a little more and are not soaked with cake.  I like to double them up  like this to make cupcakes look extra beautiful! 

Ideas for a Dinosaur party

Dinosaur might honestly be my favorite theme for a birthday.  Is it just me, or are Dinosaurs not seriously super cute reptiles.  Ok, yes…you can go all scary Jurassic Park with Dinosaurs, but you can also go super cute and playful.

Dinosaur Party Supplies from Target

It’s the super cute and playful that I love the most!!  If you are going to style a fun and playful dino party, you can’t go wrong with this adorable tableware/decorations set.  I mean…the party hats, come on, right!!

These fun dinosaur cupcakes would fit perfectly with this fun and festive design.  Ready to learn how to make these adorable and fun cupcakes?

Dinosaur Cupcakes Recipe: STEP by STEP

Here is the simple tutorial for making fun dinosaur cupcakes:

 

Materials:

 

Step 1:

Bake cupcakes using your favorite recipe.  You can make the cupcakes any flavor or color!  Another option is to buy cupcakes from any bakery or grocery store and either ask for unfrosted or order the color of your choice!  

Step 2:

Mix white frosting with food coloring to desired color.  Pipe frosting onto cupcakes using the frosting tips and bag.  You do not need anything fancy to do this. 

A simple tip and pastry bag (or even a gallon sized ziplock bag with a corner cut out) can do the trick. 

Step 3:

Mix fondant with food coloring to desired color.  For the cupcakes in these photos, I used teal frosting and blue fondant.  Once the fondant is the desired color, roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into small (3/4-1 inch wide) triangles. 

Bend the triangles in half to make them look like a small tent.  Allow to harden. 4-5 per cupcake.

Step 4:

Place the tented fondant on the center of the cupcake in a line to form the “stegosaurus” like back.  Easy peasy and ready to serve!

Super Easy Dinosaur Cupcakes

Super Easy Dinosaur Cupcakes

Throwing a Dinosaur party or just have a little one who LOVES dinosaurs?  These adorable Stegosaurus inspired cupcakes are super simple to make and so much fun to eat!  These cupcakes are the  perfect addition to any Dino-themed party. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • * Unfrosted Cupcakes (any flavor)
  • * White Frosting (any flavor)
  • * Frosting Bag and Tip
  • * Fondant 
  • * Gel Food Coloring
  • * Knife

Instructions

Step 1:

Bake cupcakes using your favorite recipe.  You can make the cupcakes any flavor or color!  Another option is to buy cupcakes from any bakery or grocery store and either ask for unfrosted or order the color of your choice!  

Step 2:

Mix white frosting with food coloring to desired color.  Pipe frosting onto cupcakes using the frosting tips and bag.  You do not need anything fancy to do this. 

A simple tip and pastry bag (or even a gallon sized ziplock bag with a corner cut out) can do the trick. 

Step 3:

Mix fondant with food coloring to desired color.  For the cupcakes in these photos, I used teal frosting and blue fondant.  Once the fondant is the desired color, roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into small (3/4-1 inch wide) triangles. 

Bend the triangles in half to make them look like a small tent.  Allow to harden. 4-5 per cupcake.

Step 4:

Place the tented fondant on the center of the cupcake in a line to form the "stegosaurus" like back.  Easy peasy and ready to serve!

Looking for more ideas for Dinosaur Cupcakes

Looking for a fun way to use these fun cupcakes?  Why not dress up your next party, dinosaur style?  These cupcakes will be a huge hit with all your little dino loving kiddos.  Don’t forget to grab some fun dinosaur printables (available at the bottom of this post).

Related: Dinosaur Party Ideas

Coordinating Dinosaur Party Supplies

Here are some fun coordinating Dinosaur party decorations and party ware to help you get your dino partying off without having to stress over all the details!

Dinosaur Banner

Dinosaur Tablecloth

Dinosaur Dinner Plates

Dinosaur Napkins

Dinosaur Treat Bags

Dinosaur Snack Plates

Lime Green Cutlery

 

Conclusion for Cupcake Cupcakes Tutorial:

These super simple and adorable dino cupcakes are a fantastic option for a dinosaur themed party.  Make them in any color combination and even enjoy baking them with your kids.  They are that simple!

If you love these cupcakes, please pin this image to your Birthday Pinterest Board:

Here are some helpful links for a Dinosaur Party:

 

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