All three of my kids are fans of Dinosaur Train on PBS, so when I found a silicone train cupcake mold on sale for $3 I knew exactly what to make for Johnny’s birthday cake! The dinosaurs are made from candy melts and a dinosaur chocolate mold I got for $2 from Amazon. The windows/wheels (depending how you look at it) are m&m’s (always a hit in our home!), and the frosting is actually nutella.
All three kids helped make the batter for the cupcakes, but I took them out of the pan and frosted them after putting the kids to bed. I also made the dinosaurs on my own, just to simplify things. They were pretty excited to see the completed cake the next morning!
The cake was a hit with Johnny and his little birthday play date attendees! We had a super fun, mellow party – I pulled the rug out of the living room, put down our car play mat instead, and brought out all our trains and cars. Little boy parties are the best!