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Coolest Train Cake Ideas with All the Bells and Whistles

Chugga! Chugga! Choo! Choo! All aboard for some of the coolest train cake ideas to pull into our cake decorating station.

If you know someone who has a fascination with trains and railroads, you're going to be stoked by these train themed cakes. Making one of them for a train lover could very well be the ticket to fast track you into becoming the object of their eternal admiration.

1. Chocolate Mountain Train Cake

Chocolate Mountain Train Cake

If you thought clickety clacking through a mountain in a train was exciting, imagine if that mountain was made entirely of chocolate like Paula's is. Yum!

Though Paula was nervous about starting this cake project, she came up with some clever ideas along the way to make it super simple. Click here for Paula's tips and instructions.

We love this cake!


2. 1st Birthday Thomas the Tank Train Cake

1st Birthday Thomas the Tank Train Cake

"Footplates and Fenders!" Linda's train cake idea is a toddler's dream. If you've spent any time with young children at all, then you know how popular Thomas the Tank Engine is. Linda's vision of Thomas in cake is so well executed that it looks like it came straight from the reel of a feature film animation.

Do you have a little engineer who would love this cake? Instructions for making it can be found here.



3. On the Right Track with a Thomas the Tank Engine Scene Cake

On the Right Track with a Thomas the Tank Engine Scene Cake

Romina made one boy's 3rd birthday unforgettable with this sweet piston pumping Thomas the Tank Engine scene cake. The cake order she received requested that the cake include Thomas, a windmill, and a river. As you can see, Romina did not disappoint.

Learn how she pulled it all together here.


4. On Top of the World Train Cake

On Top of the World Train Cake

The Little Engine that Could made his way to the top of Susie's cool train cake pulling a variety of rail cars behind him. We love how he winds his way up and around the cake.

Do you think you can replicate Susie's idea? We think you can! We think you can! Learn how here.


5. Seeing Double Railroad Crossing Gate Cakes

Seeing Double Railroad Crossing Gate Cakes

Two railroad crossing cakes are better than one. The mother of identical twin boys, Corrie, can attest to that. She was on a mission to come up with train cake ideas to celebrate the 6th birthday of her two sons who love trains, but had no idea what direction to go until... inspiration struck unexpectedly!

Read Corrie's cake story here.


More Train Cakes

Take a look at all the Train cakes on the site.

Express your creativity with your own train cake ideas and remember to enter them in our monthly cake decorating contest here. Don't get derailed on your way to sharing them. You could be our next winner.