Coolest Homemade James the Train Birthday Cake

James the train cake

My almost 4 years old son had one cake idea in mind, a James the train cake! Not Thomas, not another train, it had to be James. It was difficult to find inspiration on the web, as most kids want a Thomas (I already did a Thomas for my oldest) and he wanted it “standing … Read more

Awesome Thomas the Train Tunnel Cake

THOMAS tunnel cake

My 3 year old wanted a Thomas the Tank Engine cake with a tunnel.  He also wanted a green cake! To make his cake I used two batches of simple buttercake mix and coloured each batch pale green. One cake was in a 25cm round springform and the top cake was a 20cm springform. I … Read more

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

Train Cake

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

Cool Moving Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Cake

Cool Moving Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Cake

This cake was a labor of love since I was not able to find many cakes that had mobile trains on them. We started with a full sheet cake. We found that a chocolate with extra sour cream was the best density to support the cake. We had to build a slight support structure that … 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 Last Minute Thomas the Train Cake

Coolest Last Minute Thomas the Train Cake

This Thomas the Train cake was requested by my grandson at the last minute. I had never made one before and didn’t have time to make the actual train. I decided to use a plastic train and make everything else homemade due to time. The bottom layer was chocolate pound cake covered in buttercream. I … Read more

4th Birthday Thomas the Train Cake

4th Birthday Thomas the Train Cake

My grandson wanted a Thomas the Train cake for his 4th birthday.  This was the first time I made this type of cake. The outside of the train cake was made of gingerbread cookies and inside the gingerbread cookies was a homemade pound cake. The icing was a cream cheese icing recipe tinted to the … Read more

Modern Thomas the Train Cake

Modern Thomas the Train Cake

For my son’s 4th birthday last year, he decided he wanted to invite friends… for the first time! So I knew I couldn’t make any cake, it had to be KID-worthy! He loved Thomas and Friends, so that was the theme of his party. His only request was, “PLEASE, don’t but any nasty blueberries in … 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

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

A friend of mine asked me to make a cake for her grandson who loves Thomas the tank engine. This is how I started to make it. I made the engine out of blue icing, 1/2 flower paste, 1/2 fondant, this is so it is easy to model and it hardens too. I did some of … 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

Thomas the Tank and Duplo Interactive Birthday Cake

Thomas the Tank and Duplo Interactive Birthday Cake

My grandson wanted a themed celebration for his third birthday and was obsessed with Thomas the Tank.  As a recently retired teacher who took the Wilton cake decorating course at our local craft store, I volunteered to make the cake (before I knew the theme) and when I found out about Thomas I racked my … 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 Thomas and Friends 2nd Birthday Cake

My name is Amy and I am an in-home baker that makes/sells cakes in my spare time. I have a full-time job and 2 kids; plus I commute 160 miles round trip 5 days a week to work. Needless to say I am very busy already, but I do find time for my cakes. They … Read more

Coolest Thomas the Train Railroad Cake

Coolest Thomas the Train Railroad Cake

I made this Thomas the Train Railroad cake for my nephew’s 3rd birthday since no one else in my family bakes and no one could afford a large enough Thomas the Train cake either. I am still new to making cakes (only made about 30 so far) but this was not difficult. All I did was bake and … 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

Sam’s Thomas the Train Roundhouse Cake

Borders etc.

I definitely bit off more than I could chew for this one. I am a firefighter – therefore spend a large part of my work time cooking. With that I have experimented with several cakes and decided to try to decorate one for my son’s birthday. As most toddlers Sam is crazy about trains. I … 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 Thomas the Train Baby Shower Cake

Coolest Thomas the Train Baby Shower Cake

I made this Thomas the Train baby shower cake  for  two baby boys both with big brothers. There was going to be a lot of young children attending this baby shower so I decided to make Thomas with two cars carrying candies. I followed a video on the net which showed how to make a fondant … Read more