All three of my kids are fans of Dinosaur Train on PBS, so when I found a silicone train cupcake mold on sale I knew exactly what to make for Johnny’s birthday cake! This dinosaur train cake was super easy to make. The dinosaurs are made from candy melts and a dinosaur chocolate mold. 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.
Dinosaur Train Cake
This dinosaur train cake is actually made out of cupcakes. You can use regular cake batter, but cupcakes are designed to be denser and so might hold together better. We used a cupcake recipe, and it turned out great. 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!
Our dinosaur train 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. I would have added in some dinosaurs, but we don’t actually have any of those (yet). Little boy parties are the best!