Dinosaur Train Cake!

Johnny's dinosaur train cake!

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.

admiring the cake

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 the birthday boy!

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!

I’m linking this post to Show and Tell at ABC and 123 and Sunday Best at No Time For Flashcards.


  1. says

    I love this cake!!! And I love how excited they all look!

    Would you e-mail me your mailing address? I’d love to get something in the mail to you… you know… since I never got the e-mail info from the childproofing people (Rhoost) to get your product to you. SO VERY SORRY ABOUT THAT!!!

  2. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    What an awesome cake!!! We are big fans of Nutella here too! :-) Can’t believe how big Johnny is getting — Happy Birthday!!!!! xoxo

  3. Maile says

    That is AMAZING!! And both my older kids would love it! We’ve recently discovered Dinosaur Train, although they’ve been into dinosaurs in general for a few years now.

  4. says

    The cake turned out wonderfully! Looks delicious too. You did a super job as always! Cute picture of Johnny too! BTW, so glad you survived the party with his buddies:-).

  5. says

    Trains is the theme we are using for J-jo’s birthday this year(I know, it isn’t til August, but planning parties stresses me out even if only for family). I would NEVER have thought to use Nutella as frosting. Your cake is lovely.

  6. Cecilia Goodman says

    Awesome cake! I think I’ll try it out with these super-cute dino blast party supplies I picked up for my little guy’s 2nd birthday!!

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