Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
For the base of the cake, I used two 9-inch round cakes, fitting them together by cutting off a small wedge from the joining sides. (I made a race track cake in this fashion for Jack’s second birthday, and I thought that figure eight shape would work perfectly for a train track, too.) Using a basic white cake mix, I made a pan’s worth each of dinosaurs and trains. Jack wanted his dinosaurs to look just like the characters from the show, so I separated the prepared batter into several bowls to mix in a bit of gel food coloring before I poured it into the pans. I made orange, blue, green and purple. The purple turned out to be a very odd looking color once it was baked, but thankfully no one else seemed to notice. 🙂
4 Before you begin frosting your cake, add a dab of frosting to the cake board and place your base cake on top. The frosting will act as a “glue” of sorts, anchoring the cake to the board as you work to keep it from shifting around.
7 I know this sounds cliché, but have fun! And try not to worry about the mess you make in the process. 😉