Sadsong, dont be too hard on yourself, things dont always go as you want, i'm sure it was as bad as you make out, only an hr ago i finished what should be a shark cake for a 10 yr old ( god knows why a shark but who am i to question) not partically happy with it. See for yourself.
Not a dinosaur-shaped cake but can be decorated with model dinos : search for volcano cake BBC Goodfood. I made one of these. It was very easy. I missed out the lava and stuck in one of those sparkler candles instead.
It's ds's birthday today, he is 2. Apart from the fact that makes me very sad I have been trying my best to make it nice. Yesterday I was up until 1.30am icing what can only be described as a blob, perhaps some would think it was the British isles. What's worse is the public humiliation I felt taking said blob into nursery. I know 2 yr olds don't care and i simply said the children helped make it! What a lie! I've made many a birthday cake usually pretty good amateur! This was the worst. I was going to make another for home but really think I might need a few more suggestions. Although the cake is the pits it's making me feel better making something for ds, so dinosaur cake suggestions would be gratefully received!