Coolest Train Cake

Homemade Train Cake

Will loves Thomas the train, so for his first birthday we made this train cake. It was easier than it looked and we used the Spiderman color set for frosting dye which was perfect (red, black, two blues).

Coolest 4th Train Birthday Cake Idea

Homemade 4th Train Cake Idea

My son loves trains and wanted a train party for his 4th. So, I made simple chocolate cupcake toppers shaped like trains for the guests, but made THIS guy for the birthday boy. This 4th Train Birthday Cake Idea was my first attempt with fondant and homemade buttercream.

Coolest Train Cake Design

Homemade Train Cake Design

My son always talks about the choo choo train ever since he got to ride a train for the first time. So it just seemed like the perfect idea to make a Train Cake Design for his 2nd birthday. At first, I was just going to do a flat train cake but then I found … Read more

Coolest Train Cake

Homemade Train Cake

Our 2 year old is obsessed with trains, bridges, tracks, trees and fish so my husband and I knew a train-scape cake was what we were going to make. I started out looking at train cakes online and then sketched out a plan without knowing if we could turn it into cake but it worked. … Read more

Coolest First Birthday Train Cake

Homemade First Birthday Train Cake

I made this First Birthday Train Cake for my son’s first birthday. It is made of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The frosting was a little messy but worked well when refrigerated before frosting. I used gel color to die the frosting the various colors for the engine and cars, except the “animal car” … Read more

Coolest Train Cake

Homemade Train Cake

I started to make this Train Cake by baking individual square cupcakes (I found the square cupcake tin in a local supermarket). I then sandwiched two square cupcakes together with jam and butter cream to make the carriages tall. I iced all the carriages using royal ready to roll pre-coloured icing and stuck smarties and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Train Cakes – Photos and Tips 3

For the engine, I used the Wilton, 2 piece 3D choo-choo pan. For the middle, “coal” car and the caboose, I used a regular, deep loaf pan. I cut just a bit off of the front of the caboose to make the top and back platform. To decorate: I used a star tip for most … Read more

Coolest Homemade Train Birthday Cake Photos 8

My son Dillon loves trains so it was no surprise when he picked a train birthday cake for his third birthday. I looked through this site and got some great ideas. I was going to build the engine but my husband had already picked up the Wilton 3D pan. I loved it. It was easy … Read more

Coolest Homemade Train Birthday Cake Photos 2

Using two box cake mixes I put the batter into mini loaf pans as well as a Pyrex set that had containers just perfect for the engine and caboose. I used butter cream frosting I bought at the local grocers bakery so the colors where nice and bright. The licorice track stayed put nicely after … Read more

Coolest Homemade Train Cake Photos and Tips 7

Our son wanted a train cake for his third birthday. My husband and I brainstormed and came up with this idea. I baked four or five loaf shaped pound cakes, one for the animal car and the rest for the train. We leveled the layers and “glued” them together with frosting then my husband carved … Read more

Mickey Mouse Train Cake

Mickey Mouse Train Cake

My son couldn’t decide between a Mickey Mouse cake and a train cake, so I decided to combine them. This site was a huge help. I bought 3 frozen pound cakes, which is a HUGE time saver and still tasted great. I bought some gel icing coloring (I bought the “Cars” kit) and colored the … Read more

Coolest Train Cake

Train Cake

I borrowed a lot of ideas for a train cake from this site, and modified to fit my son’s first birthday. I used Nutty Bars and black licorice for the track, and Oreos for the wheels. The mini-loaf pans worked wonderfully for the train cars, using 2 for the engine and 1&1/2 for the caboose, … Read more