My daughter loves trains, so it was easy for me to pick a theme for her 2nd birthday cake. I did a bunch of searching online for ideas and there are tons of different ones out there! My inspiration ended up coming from Household 6. She did things a little more elaborate than I wanted, but I was very pleased with how it turned out!
My supplies included:
A bunch of graham crackers (I found the generic brand were wider than name brand)
one tub of icing
one container of mini Oreos
my daughter's Duplo train set
First, I broke graham crackers into quarters along the scoring. They did not always break perfectly, but that still worked fine.
My first attempt was to use a pile of 3 graham cracker quarters, but this was a little unstable. I switched to using 2 piles of 2 graham cracker quarters. I used the Duplo track as the base for the train and that worked great!
I used the Duplo engine to keep things simple! I did not use any extra icing to keep the crackers together for the train cars. Here is a look at the train before I added wheels.
I put a little dab of icing on a mini Oreo cookie and stuck them to the crackers. This worked great and was really simple to do. I put chocolate sprinkles on the car right behind the engine to mimic the tinder.
I have silicone cupcake molds that are different shapes, which added some fun variety to the different cars.
I put colored sugar on a plate and rolled the cupcakes in it. I love the way they came out! They look more professionally done, and it was very easy to do.
The finished project! I put this on the table where we ate, so it doubled as cake and centerpiece decoration!
Our daughter loved it! The only thing I would do differently next time is to decorate the train a little more. I think some licorice lace would have looked great connecting the cars together, and a few other candy embellishments would have been fun to play around with too!