My Life of Travels and Adventures: Little Red Caboose - Cupcake Train Cake

Little Red Caboose - Cupcake Train Cake

01 February 2013

If you follow me on pinterest, you know where the inspiration for this First Birthday Cake came from.

I knew I wanted cupcakes and not a cake.  So we got busy brainstorming and crafting.
Neil cut me a thin piece of board for the base and I laid out the "tracks".  I used the larger popsicle sticks for this
Neil also cut and assembled our train cars from a 2x4 he trash picked from the neighbors.  
I painted the bases black in hopes that the would be hidden and the tops brown. 
Next up was a little wooden train that I found at a consignment sale for $5.  It came with a few train cars also, but they were too narrow to actually hold cupcakes.
Neil put a base on the train so that it would sit up high enough with the train cars also. 
After the tracks, train cars and train was painted I did a couple quick coats of clear over everything.
Come Birthday Party Day it was time to assemble.
 The base and the tracks were laid out.

And the train cars were carefully placed.  (I did cut circles out of black poster board and taped them onto the cars for wheels)
Then it was time for the cupcakes.

We alternated red and blue.
I had grand plans of making a "Little Red Caboose" for Reid to eat.  It just didn't work out. He got a cupcake instead and still loved it. 

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  1. Saw your cute cupcake train cake at the "What to do Weekends" link party ... this turned out so cute!! Hope your son enjoyed a terrific birthday! :o)


  2. Oh my goodness is this ever cute! I too saw yo over at What to do Weekends. I'd like to invite you to participate in my Pin Me Linky Party. It goes Fri-Tue. I allow up to 3 links each week! It starts at 8am CST.

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  3. OMGosh, those are adorable!! You are so crafty, I wish I saw this when I did a train theme a while back. Stopping by from Pin Me. I'm your newest follower, hope you follow back Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!.

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  5. I needed this cute and easy two years ago when my youngest boy wanted a train cake for his birthday! Your idea turned out much cuter and looks so much easier! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Your thinking cap is working just fine!! Amazing that you made the train, too. Thanks for showing how to make it. Linda

  7. Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing at the Pinterest Challenge this month!


  8. Hi, Great post. I found you through thebloghop .Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
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  9. This is so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing for me to use in my round-up!



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