ohmygosh. I love parties! I love planning them most of all, so when my friend Aimee asked me to help with her youngest son’s party, of course I was on board. (train pun intended 😉
We decided on a train theme-and when she saw this fabric on my sewing room floor, decided these colors (teal, brown, and green), would be so cute. I think it all came together really well!
let’s have a look see, shall we?
First stop: the cake.
Phew! This thing was fun to make and only took about 2 hours, but still…I think I made the biggest mess my kitchen has ever seen making this cake. And that’s saying something.
It’s a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting (not going to link to the recipe because I didn’t like it much) and is covered in homemade marshmallow fondant. I used the train cookie cutter I cut my cookies with for the engine, then cut out the other cars and decorated them with pieces of green fondant. The wheels I cut out with a piping tip-it was the perfect size!
You can see the coal car and caboose here-the caboose I just cut off some of the engine parts, and the coal is just little nuggets of fondant.
I cut out the letters on top with some plastic scrapbooking letters-I love how it ended up looking. Believe me there were a few tense minutes while I scrambled to find something to trace. 😉
I made these sugar cookies -not much to say there besides the fact that they were really fun to make-I especially love the little 2 in the windows of some of them!
Aimee made these awesome train “cars” for snacks-she had a produce car, coal car, and a…
…log car! Clever huh? We found the idea here.
For the favors she bought some wooden train whistles and conductor hats for the kids.
I also made these little train pops for the kids to take home as favors-she added these tags which are free to download here. They were the perfect color!