Here is the cake I made for the North Carolina State Fair. This is the second time I’ve used this template (the first time the cake was a zombie dinosaur) although it has been scaled up from the first rendition. The underside of the body is a bent metal aluminum sheet going from it’s head to it’s tail with a shelf pop-riveted in for the lower jaw. The legs are cake molded to two clear acrylic shapes that support the weight of the top that I cut out at work. The metal plate has two tabs that have holes for the acrylic leg supports to screw into. The tiny arms of the T-rex are made with a thin foam board skeleton wrapped in fondant. The fondant had to go on in segments, which were difficult to hide, so the spots were mainly to distract from the seams. All in all, I’m pleased with the way the cake came out.