Friday, September 27, 2013

Little Hawk's Thomas the Train Birthday

Our little guy turned 4! I asked him what kind of cupcakes he wanted to take to preschool and he gleefully replied "Thomas the Train!"  I had meant, "chocolate or vanilla."  But now it was out there so I went to Pinterest to find help.  Pinterest sent me to "Hell-o-muffin!" and Little Hawk loved the train photo there!

And so this offered some inspiration.  I knew mine wouldn't be quite so amazing as this... but I gave it a shot and I'm pretty pleased with the results.

red velvet cupcakes, no fade cupcake papers photo IMG_5748_zpsc9d0420c.jpg

Cake Mate cupcake paper cups. I haven't tried the no-fade ones before and I'm pleased with the results. I opted for cake mix cupcakes. Red Velvet. Yummy.

cookie sheet with train track photo IMG_5750_zps79fdcf53.jpg

I thought about drawing a track like in the photo, but seriously? Why? We have lots of track. I thought the Melissa & Doug puzzle track would keep from moving too much, so I used a cookie sheet, covered it with napkins and placed the track and the train over the cookie sheet.

 building the cupcake train photo IMG_5752_zps50afcc73.jpg

In the picture from Pinterest, you notice that the cupcakes sit on top of graham crackers. I used the cupcake frosting in between my graham crackers. I didn't use anything to "fix" the cupcakes into place, I just set them on top of the crackers.

  cupcake train with oreo wheels photo IMG_5753_zpsc96d1382.jpg

add wheels. I used Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's cookies but you could use any kind of cookie.

Thomas the Train, Cupcakes! photo IMG_5754_zps971e4bec.jpg

Thomas the Train, Cupcake Train photo IMG_5758_zps67464301.jpg

linking to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday


Michelle said...

Very cute!

JJ said...

Happy Birthday!

SmilingSally said...

How creative, CalinMarie!

I'm sure your son and his classmates were thrilled.

Happy Blue Monday!

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

I love what you did. Very clever with the crackers and the cookies. Good job and Little Hawk is surely happy.