I'm surrounded by boxes that need unpacking and have no energy to get that done so I'm going through photos from the train party. Here are the details on how we made the cake!
The two-two train party ended up being red and blue just like our puppy dog tails first birthday party. What can I say, I love the combo. Instead of decorating a white fondant cake like last year, my sister and I used red and blue as the base and I'm so happy with how it turned out!
We drew a sketch of the cake a couple of months ago and it helped keep the project from getting lost in the idea shuffle. (A side effect from spending too much time on Pinterest)
I baked two six inch rounds for the top layer and two eight inch rounds for the base. Rather than make things easy I colored white fondant to make the red and royal blue but I'll buy colored fondant in the future!
My sister smoothing the fondant
Here is the chaos on the island after the cake was covered with fondant.
We decorated it with a train puffing clouds of smoke with 2s in them and then made a paper ticket for the top to finish it off.
We made the train and the clouds out of sugar sheets and it ended up being a time saver and adhered really well to the cake.
They also held up well in the heat because they were so thin. If I'd used fondant to make the shapes, I think they may have slid off the cake in the 90 degree heat!