A little while ago we kicked off birthday season for our family! Thumper was very anxious for his cake and wanted to help with it. So a train stencil seemed to be the best option. Stencils make it easy peasy and very kid friendly and he loves trains! A bonus for me in the end everything came together so well it looked like the whole train theme for his birthday was planned rather than a happy coincidence. 🙂
Here was the end result:
To make the cake first I created a stencil for the cake using my Silhouette software and the following designs:
to create this:
I cut the design out twice (once with just the basic outline shape and the windows marked to no cut and the 2nd time with just the windows on cut) out of regular card-stock.
Once the stencils were cut and the cake had been frosted with a base color and allowed to sit for at least 10 minutes. We were ready to roll!
First I laid the stencil down and then began frosting over it in each of the different car colors.
Next comes the fun! Begin to pull off the stencil
and enjoy the design that emerges.
After I let the first stencil sit again for about 10-15 minutes. I placed the 2nd stencil over it and stenciled in the windows. Then added the candy and smaller frosting details.