If a little time-traveling fairy visited me three years ago to tell me that by 2012 I’d have two children and would spend a whole day baking and decorating a train cake for one of their birthdays I would have laughed at the fairy then I would ask it to give me some lotto numbers. Except I wouldn’t because I don’t believe that fairies can time travel.
But it this case the hypothetical fairy would have been right. I do have two kids – affectionately called The Toddler and The Baby (for reasons that I don’t think need explaining) and when The Toddler turned two I made him this train cake.
I know right …? That was the second cake I’d decorated in my life.
Here is the first … less ambitious, but not a bad effort for a first-timer.
And when The Baby turned one recently I couldn’t repeat the Number 1 cake, so I opted for the delicious (and pretty simple) Kit-Kat Cake – with M&Ms on top! Yummo!
And then, The Todder turned 3! I was sure I’d peaked too early with the train cake so I wasn’t too worried about what the next cake would be like. I asked him what cake he wanted and he took less than a second to request “A ROCKET SHIP CAKE!”.
So here it is too …
So surprised was I by the end result I posted the pictures on the Bub Hub forum and Bub Hub Facebook page. And then heaps of very talented Bub Hub members shared their children’s birthday cake masterpieces as well.
Check them out here: