Our little guy, for his 2nd Birthday, we decided to make it a Train Theme after we got him a train table and BRILLIO Train Set, so naturally the cake needed to have a train on it too.
Inspired by the train cakes we saw on Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/561050066049396978/, I set out to try and create something that would ‘wow’ our 2 year old.
This was a fun cake to make! I learned I don’t like to work with fondant – but making the train and cars out of fondant is a lot easier than trying to roll it out and smooth it onto the cake! Once I got pass that part, the fun began. I learned how to use the different frosting tips to make the track and used brown sugar to create the dirt. I used the frosting to add accents to the design which doubled to hold the candles in place.
All in all – had I to do it over again, I wouldn’t have done his name so thick in frosting on the side of the cake … but 2 year olds don’t pay attention to those details – all he cared about was there was a train on his cake and he wanted to make it run on the frosted tracks!
$ 5.00 Cake Mix
$ 5.00 Happy Birthday Candles
$15.00 Fondant, Frosting & Tips