All aboard for birthday fun! Carrying a large festive birthday message, this Train Station Birthday Cake Idea is a great treat to make for conductors of all ages! Personalize this birthday cake with a number on the cake and add the birthday boys name on the cake for a treat he’ll remember for years to come. Made using the Train Pan, this cake is easy to customize with the birthday boys favorite colors! A fun project for decorators of all skill levels, this festive birthday cake is sure to be a hit with friends and family.
Ice cake sides and background areas smooth; elongate window area to measure 2 in. deep. Ice insides of wheels smooth; pipe tip 3 outline spokes on front wheels and tip 3 dot axles on back wheels. Add tip 3 separation line between engine and engineer compartment. Pipe tip 7 outline track on front side of cake. Pipe tip 16 zigzags on angled front (cowcatcher) and smokestack. Cover remainder of train and top and bottom of smokestack with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 16 rosette headlight. Add tip 7 number on engine.
Pipe tip 21 swirl wheels; add tip 16 zigzag axle to front wheels. Trace birthday cake pattern with toothpick; ice smooth. Pipe tip 2A outline trailer base above back wheels. For cake, pipe tip 3 frosting; add tip 4 ball bottom borders, tip 7 outline candles and tip 16 pull-out flames; print tip 2 message. Pipe tip 7 shirt on conductor; pipe tip 2A ball head; pipe tip 7 hat. Add tip 3 stripes on shirt, hat and brim; pipe tip 3 dot hand. Add tip 2 mouth, dot eyes, nose, cheeks and ears. Pipe tip 16 shell bottom border, except on track side. Sprinkle rainbow jimmies around "cake"; insert balloons in smokestack.
*Note: Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for shade used; combine Red-Red and No-Taste Red for shade used.
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I used this idea a few months ago to make a train birthday cake for a 4 yr old boy. He wanted it in the "unstoppable" train colors, red and yellow. I followed most of the instructions provided for this idea (with a connected trailer and cake on top). My biggest problem was trying to get everything done in the suggested order, the space is small and you are adding a lot of details! Beware, you will need to mix quite a few colors for this cake, so start a day or two early if you plan on making dark colors (i.e. red, black, dark blue). That way you have all your icing ready to go on the day you bake your cake! I made the conductor's face using color flow (and made extra faces for future cakes, while I was at it). Only make a 1/2 batch if you plan on doing this. Have lots of fun! Easily customizable to your colors/ideas. The only trouble I had was the cake tried to crack inbetween the two cars, probably because this cake is long, so try and support it well when you moved it around.