The first thing on my list of things to do was make a train cake. After days of searching the web, I stumbled on an idea for a cupcake train. I combined a few ideas from different sites and came up with a cool cake that the birthday boy and guest loved. Last year I made him a basketball cake. Both ideas came from parenting.com . The directions are easy to follow, and they have lots of cool ideas. This is my finished product. It took way longer than I thought to actually decorate and put together. I used graham crackers and royal icing to hold to the cupcakes. I made my own cream cheese frosting since I don't like any of the canned varieties. Chocolate Twizzlers and crushed Oreos and more graham crackers made the track. I finished it off with coconut flakes dyed green.
While searching for really cool train cakes I got an idea to make a cardboard train for the kids to play in. I pieced it together with used diaper boxes (we have tons in the garage) along with leftover boxes from Christmas. Lots of tape, glue, paint, and even some paper mache' later... I had a Thomas look alike I dubbed the Munchkin Express. I love that the only cost was paint and red duct tape.
|FYI - the electric tape I used left a shadowy residue on my carpet. I had to scrub it off with my Oxy Spray (love it).|
It was all totally worth it. My little guy had such a good time at his party. I'm already dreaming up ideas for his next party... I hope he still likes race cars next year : ).