Youngsters munch their way through big dinosaur cake

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YOUNGSTERS at a children’s party turned the tables on a big green scary dinosaur by devouring him.

The huge triceratops was created by mum Maria Young after being challenged by her son Logan to bake a triceratops cake for his eighth birthday party.

WORK OF ART Logan Young, with his dinosaur birthday cake created for him by his mum Maria. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13748-927)

WORK OF ART Logan Young, with his dinosaur birthday cake created for him by his mum Maria. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13748-927)

Always one to rise to a challenge, she spent five days beating more than 130 eggs to create 10 chocolate cakes and went through 12 boxes of Rice Krispies making the legs and head.

Once finished, the enormous cake stood 2ft high and 4.5ft nose to tail.

Maria, 28, of Seagrove Road, North End, said: ‘I’d only baked three cakes in my life before my son asked if I would make him a “standing-up dinosaur cake” for his birthday.

‘I thought “I can do this” and ended up making something absolutely huge.

‘We called him Tiny the Triceratops, because he was so big.

‘Once we’d made him we couldn’t even lift him off the kitchen worktop. We just had to eat him where he was.’

Maria used 15lbs of fondant icing to cover the cake, which took five long days to make in time for Logan’s birthday party, and the Isambard Brunel Junior School pupil said it was a huge success.

‘It was amazing,’ said Logan. ‘It was the best cake I have ever seen and it tasted delicious. My friends loved it and I took some cake into school too. I think my mum is brilliant for making it.’

There was so much to eat that people were taking up to 10 servings each.

Even the lollipop man outside the school asked if he could try a piece.

She said: ‘The kids absolutely loved it. It tasted really nice. But it was so big there’s still a quarter of it left and it looks like we’re going to have throw the rest of Tiny away. It went so well I’m going to start making them for other people and see how it goes.

‘Everyone certainly liked him. Once I created the base it was a case of adding lots of cake and Rice Krispies to it and it wasn’t as difficult as I originally thought it would be. It was great fun and I loved seeing the kids’ faces.’

To contact Maria about cake baking go to bit.ly/16VQ1PC