Celebrate the expected new arrival with a "Choo Choo Train Baby Shower"! Below are some cute ideas to get your wheels rolling!
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If you are feeling extra crafty, whip up some of these cuties! It's an easy, DIY pepper train - choo choo! Trim the sides off of red, green, orange and yellow peppers, scoop out the seeds and fill with veggies such as broccoli, carrots, celery and pea pods. You can also fill one with Ranch dip. Add cucumber slices for wheels using toothpicks.
We designed these FREE printable trains for you to print from home, cut out and start decorating! There are so many fun uses for these little trains!
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What a great dessert table! The train tracks running across the table full of train-themed desserts is adorable!
This is a super simple (and cute!) way to serve train-themed baby shower snacks!
Buy doublemint gum, Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Miniatures, Lifesavers and Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Assemble as shown in the picture above. A great way to get the candy to stick together, without using chemicals like rubber cement - is to use glue dots
Another cute and easy idea for train favors is to bundle up a couple packs of gum in a clear cellophane bag - tie a ribbon around each one - add a baby shower favor tag the says "Chew Chew"
We've got some adorable train baby shower cakes for you to see! If you are planning a "Train-Themed Baby Shower," then these cute cakes will be right up your alley! Chugga Chugga Choo Choo! Hop aboard the baby shower train express!
All of the cakes below have been submitted by our talented readers! Get inspired by all of the cute baby shower cakes and cupcakes!
by Gina Torrisi (Suffolk, Va)
I was asked to make a train baby shower cake to match the Carter train theme. First I baked the cake. I used two boxes of Duncan Hines white cake mix and added ingredients to it.
Flour, sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract, almond extract, salt, oil, water and egg whites. The cake was for 20-25 people and I chose to make a two tiered cake consisting of a two layer 8"round and a two layer 6" round.
I torted the caked and filled them with chocolate pudding. after creating a dam with stiff butter cream. I use the Wilton recipe for my butter cream. It consists of Crisco, vanilla and almond extract, salt, powdered sugar, water, and meringue powder.
After filling I then spread on a thin crumb coating of butter cream. I used marshmallow fondant to cover each tier. It consists of marshmallows, water, vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
I colored the fondant in the colors needed. Blue (light and dark), green, and brown (light and dark). For the train I used a mixture of colored fondant and gum paste (a few days ahead of time so it could dry).
After covering the tiers in fondant I cut dowels to size and stuck them in the bottom tier to support the one above (each cake is on a cardboard circle).
I then placed the whole cake on the board and began decorating. I cut out stripes in the different colors and stuck them on using gum glue (a mixtures of pieces of gum paste and water, set up to create a glue).
I cut out the stars and attached them to the top tier with gum glue. I then rolled out the brown and cut it for the border. the buttons are cut out circles shaped with holes poked into them.
I attached dowels to the back of the train using royal icing. Ahead of time I had taken floral wire and put on small balls of gum paste, allowing it to dry. I attached a small hollow sucker stick to the back of the train using royal icing and stuck the floral wire into it.
I then stuck the whole train into the top of the cake and it was done!
Very cute cake.
I was wondering how you made the train top. Is the marshmallow fondant easy to work with? I'm thinking of trying it out for a cake I'm making and if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it.
My friend gave me a napkin with the theme of the Baby Shower which was the caboose. I sketched the picture of the caboose on poster board and made a pattern like. I baked four sheets of cake always making sure I have enough cake to form my art.
The filling in the cake was Peach Preserve. I put these cakes together on the mirror or board I will be using to transport the cake. Setting the pattern on top of the sheets I proceed to cut the cake.
The frosting of this cake was butter cream with all the colors of the theme napkin. Enjoyed making this cake for my friend.
I applaud your originality Naomi! This cake departs from the 'norm' and as such brings a much needed refreshing effervescence to this contest!
Well done! Bravo!
New York City
YOUR CABOOSE CAKE
Hello my friend. You've sure got talent and I always knew it!
That cake looks great and I can just taste it! Sorry I am so
far away and can't be there to taste it. Love, B
by: Joel M
Hi, I would like to comment on this page which is very nice but what really makes it beautiful is that cake. Very good on the eyes. Just by looking at it I can taste it. Great Job!
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Creating printables is my favorite thing to do - I have been busy making tons of free baby shower thank you tags, favor tags and signs. Enjoy!
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Envelope Address Station: Make life easier for the mom-to-be by setting up a "Thank You Card Address Table."
Guests can easily fill out their address to help the new mom send out her thank you cards!
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