My little boy has become obsessed with all things trains. We decided to throw him a choo-choo-train birthday party for his second birthday. It was a low-key family affair, and this boy had a blast. Who knew that balloons and trains could bring so much excitement? That along with presents, mac and cheese, and cake.
I can’t believe my little baby is two already! Wasn’t it just a few days ago when we brought him home from the hospital, all fresh and tiny? Now he is running around, sleeping in a toddler bed, throwing tantrums, and talking in sentences. He brings just as much joy to our family as he did when he first joined us. I am so grateful for this gentle, kind, fun little boy. He makes a great play mate for his big sister.
Choo-Coho train birthday party
When I throw parties I’m all for simplicity, so there are no hand crafted decorations or themed food and snacks- who has time for that? However, with some help from a dear friend who is skilled in the way of cake decorating, I made a pretty awesome train cake. First timer right here; fondant was all new to me. If I can do it, then you can do it! I am in no position to explain to you how to best make this cake. I’m sure someone, somewhere has some great step by step instructions for piping and fondant cutting. The moist and fluffy vanilla cake recipe I used was a-ma-zing.. Simple to make, and so tasty. The icing was a recipe straight from my friends head. Whipped butter and shortening, a tiny bit of milk, and lots of icing sugar. Everyone commented on how light and fluffy it was.
Choo-Choo Train Cake
We had been watching for a train set for a long time; when this one went on sale a month ago we jumped on it. It’s been hiding in our closet ever since, tormenting my husband (who was probably just as excited to open it as the boy) . Here is a similar Imaginarium Express Mega Train World Train Set to the one we purchased. Wait for a sale to get a great deal! Hours and hours of fun with this train set!
Happy birthday to my favourite little boy!