20+ Coolest Train Cake Ideas to Inspire Your Birthday Cake Decorating

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This cool collection of train cake ideas and designs is sure to provide you with inspiration as you set off to create the coolest train cake ever. Enjoy and good luck! 4th Birthday Train Cake Submitted by Emily S. My son loves trains and wanted a train party for his 4th. So, I made simple chocolate cupcake toppers shaped like … Read more

Coolest Ever Train Cake – So At-TRACK-tive!

Coolest Ever Train Cake - So At-TRACK-tive!

I was commissioned to make a cake for a 6 year old boy who loves train tracks and real trains. His mother sent me some of the childs traffic lights drawings as an idea. I did my research, brainstormed on the design. Every night I worked on making the toppers. Since the party was on … Read more

Fun and Easy Train Cake

Fun and Easy Train Cake

For my son’s second birthday I made him a train cake since choo choo is what he says most. This was the first decorative cake I’ve ever made and everyone loved it. I like my boys to have a small toy they can keep after eating the cake as a keepsake, so I wanted a toy … Read more

Coolest Chocolate Steam Engine Cake with Tender

Coolest Chocolate Steam Engine Cake with Tender

My soon-to-be 3 year old son is obsssesed with trains and he requested a steam engine cake for his birthday. Design I wanted to make a cake that didn’t have alot of artificial ingredients. I didn’t see any cakes on the internet that would work for me, so I made up my own. My child … Read more

Homemade Express Train Birthday Cake

Homemade Express Train Birthday Cake

Each birthday my children pick the flavor of their cake and the shape of their cake.  Thanks to great ideas from this web site, most of them have been successful.  This August my son turned 9.  He chose a train cake.  I immediately wanted it to be a 9-car cake.  He requested poppy seed cake … Read more

Choo-Choo Train Birthday Cake

Choo-Choo Train Birthday Cake

I have always had an interest in cake decorating and becoming a mom gave me a real excuse to try my hand at it.  This was the first specialty cake I ever attempted.  I was so pleased with the outcome that I was hooked! I made this cake for my son’s second birthday.  I can’t … Read more

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

My poor kids see me make all these elaborate cakes for other people. So for my son Ryan’s 5th birthday I asked him what kind of cake he wanted.  He says ” oh mom I can see it in my head, I want a train birthday cake. There has to be a tunnel and a … Read more

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

My 1 year old is mad on trains so I thought I would make him a train cake for his 1st birthday.  I was a little nervous as I am not the best baker I know.  We had 6 of his friends over to our house, so I thought I would make a steam train … Read more

Coolest Birthday Express Train Cake

Coolest Birthday Express Train Cake

Making this birthday express cake for my 3 year old son was an enjoyable experience for not only me, but also for my husband and son. Arush was so excited that  he used to wake up in the middle of the night and ask me when shall I make his birthday express? For the base, … Read more

Coolest Choo Choo Train Cake

Coolest Choo Choo Train Cake

My grandson just turned one so I decided I would make him a train cake. I looked on line at many wonderful cakes to get ideas, and also checked my photo album as I made one for my son 28 years ago.  So here is what I did. 1.  Shop for eatable decorations. Twizzlers, Kitkat … Read more

Cool Choo Choo Train Cake

Cool Choo Choo Train Cake

I made this choo choo train cake for my son’s 3rd birthday, as that’s the age that boys are train crazy! I baked x2 cakes in loaf tin pans using a butter cake recipe and I bought a long Swiss roll. Trim the loaf cakes so that they have flat surfaces and position one vertically and … Read more

Coolest Red and Yellow Fondant Train Cake

Coolest Red and Yellow Fondant Train Cake

My son is a huge fan of trains. That’s nearly all he plays with. After searching this site for train cakes, I decided to get the Wilton train engine cake pan. I searched everywhere for an example of a train cake made with fondant with no success, so I decided to wing it. I’ve made … Read more

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

My son LOVES trains, and has since he was about 9 months old. I had made him the train cake from Wilton his 2nd birthday, but he wanted an entire train track this time. I made a simple cake in 2 round cake pans and cut a small piece of each so the would sit … Read more

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

When I was in grade school all through high school, I could barely draw a straight line. The clay sculptures we made in art class always looked the same-like ugly ashtrays.  Then I decided I wanted to try my hand at decorating cakes. Suddenly the artsy side of me came out, and people started asking me … Read more

The Legendary Santa Fe Super Chief 3rd Birthday Cake

The Legendary Santa Fe Super Chief 3rd Birthday Cake

I asked my son who was turning three “What kind of birthday cake do you want?”  His answer was shocking, “I want a Santa Fe cake!!  He had recently seen the Santa Fe from a train video. Since then, I think Thomas the Train has taken second place. For years I had kept a cookie jar … Read more

Coolest 1st Birthday Circus Train Cake

The finished circus train!

I have made creative cakes for both of my boys, ages 5 and 2, each year for their birthday, but I think this circus train cake is most special to me because it was the very first cake I had ever created and I wanted it to be perfect for my first son’s first birthday!  … Read more

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Train Birthday Cake

I used a floor tile as a base as the cake boards that I had were too small to create the scene that I had envisaged. I baked mini chocolate logs and decorated each log as a mini carriage. I used log biscuits and liquorice as the tracks and decorated either side of the tile … Read more

Coolest Birthday Train Cake for 2 Year Old

Coolest Birthday Train Cake for 2 Year Old

I made this train cake for a co-worker’s son’s 2nd birthday. I wanted it to be a fun colorful cake that a 2 year old would like.  Everything but the train engine, candles and trees were made of candy or icing.  For the wheels I use coconut chocolate cookies.  The letters are iced sugar cookies. I filled … Read more

Coolest Train Cake for a Grandpa!

Coolest Train Cake for a Grandpa!

The train cake is carrot cake with butter cream cream cheese frosting. The trains are fondant shaped and molder smaller pieces were made ahead and glued on with Vodka.  We used luster dust to make the metal pieces shine. I used our dining room table to roll out the fondant for the tracks so they would have a natural wood … Read more

Cool Homemade Choo Choo Train Cake

Cool Choo Choo Train Cake

I made this cake for my son’s 2nd birthday. It was made from a Wilton cake pan in the shape of a train engine . The rest of the bogies were cut free hand from a template. The cake was boxed cake mix rich chocolate with eggs available in India. Totally used six single pan … Read more

Coolest Homemade Train Cake

Coolest Homemade Train Cake

My 6 year old LOVES trains.  It was fitting that he have a train cake for his birthday.  I used buttercream to cover this cake instead of fondant. For the wheels I used mini oreos, the steam spout was a mini icecream cone  rolled in sprinkles and filled with white buttercream frosting. It was a hit with … Read more

Coolest Railroad Crossing Gate Birthday Cakes for Twins

Coolest Railroad Crossing Gate Birthday Cakes for Twins

My twin 6 year old boys LOVE trains! For the past few years they have requested train cakes. I was out of ideas and one day while waiting for a train I hopped out of the car and took a picture of the crossing with my phone. And that is where this railroad crossing gate … Read more

Coolest Train Cake for a 2-Year Old Boy

Coolest Train Cake for a 2-Year Old Boy

I baked a delicious and easy chocolate cake for this train cake and let it cool.  I turned it out onto a cake board I made from a baking tray and silver paper.  Then I made green vanilla butter cream  and spread it onto the cake with a spatula and created a grassy effect with a serrated knife.  … Read more

Coolest Train Cake for my Daughter’s 5th Birthday

Coolest Train Cake for my Daughter's 5th Birthday

This Train Cake is for Rishika’s 5th birthday party on 2nd Jan 2011 in Mumbai, India. I made 6 cakes – 6 inches X 3 inches loaves (I have used normal sponge cake) – trim the edges of 5 cakes to make suitable sized train wagons and an engine (cylindrical shaped with a 2 cm rectangular … Read more