Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Here are some train cupcakes I made over the summer for a friend's son's 5th birthday. These consisted of yellow cake, traditional buttercream frosting and custom fondant decorations. Overall, I think they turned out OK, but they weren't exactly as I had hoped. I debated posting these but I thought they might still be helpful for anyone looking for train themed cupcakes. There really aren't many out there that aren't Thomas themed.
While I didn't love these, my friend was so gracious and said they enjoyed the cupcakes.
So, what went wrong? Well, let's start with the color. I had wanted these to be a bit more primary than they turned out. I had also imagined better looking trains on the fondant circles. However, I had to really simplify the design to have them fit on the circles.
The frosting was my least favorite part. I had wanted to use a swiss meringue but since it was for a child's party, I worried about allergies and decided to go with a traditional buttercream. I made the frosting a bit too stiff and it didn't pipe nicely as a result :(
I didn't want to do all trains, so I spelled out "Alex" and did a few number "5" too.
Though I wasn't crazy about my train, I did really like my railroad crossing signs.
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I don't think these are a fail at all. I think they look great!ReplyDelete
These cakes are so tempting & colourful...Nice clicks.ReplyDelete
Thank you both :)ReplyDelete
You are so talented (and creative)! I love the little puffs of smoke, adorable!!ReplyDelete
These are adorable and so creative! You should give yourself more credit :)ReplyDelete
I love these! They are adorable!!!ReplyDelete
Although I certainly sympathize with your frustration, I think they're darling :)ReplyDelete
I love these! I think they turned out really great and I like the colors. Sometimes we women are too hard on ourselves. I know this from experience! ;)ReplyDelete