How to Make a Toy Train Birthday Cake

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How to Make a Toy Train Birthday Cake
A colourful toy train. (Elsie Esq/

A toy train birthday cake is simple to make, although it can look impressive with a little attention to detail. While there are speciality pans available to create a three-dimensional toy train cake, the same effect can be achieved by using miniloaf pans and a basic muffin tin. Toy train birthday cakes are easy to customise with candies and other goodies to suit the personal tastes of the birthday boy or girl.

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Things you need

  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil
  • 5 miniloaf pans
  • Muffin tin
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • White frosting
  • Food Coloring
  • 20 sandwich xookies
  • Assorted candies/cookies

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  1. 1

    Mix one package of any flavour cake mix according to the package directions. Spray five miniloaf pans and 1 cup of a muffin tin with non-stick cook spray before dividing the batter between the pans. Bake the cakes according to the package directions on the cake mix and then allow the five miniloaves and 1 muffin to cool in the pans.

  2. 2

    Divide the frosting into several bowls and tint with food colouring.

  3. 3

    Remove the miniloaves from the pans and arrange them on a serving platter in a line to create train cars. Remove the muffin from the pan and place it on the top rear part of the first miniloaf to create the train engine.

  4. 4

    Frost each train car and train engine with a different colour of frosting. Place two round sandwich cookies on each side of each mini loaf to represent wheels. Decorate the train engine with assorted candies and pile candy onto the top of each train car to represent cargo. A circus train can also be created by using animal crackers in place of candy cargo.

Tips and warnings

  • A longer toy train cake can be created to accommodate guests by using another box of cake mix and baking additional train cars.
  • One box of cake mix will make approximately five to six miniloaves.

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