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adding candy to snack cakes to make them look like train cars
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Train Cake

Celebrate your favorite train lover with an easy-to-create train cake! This simple little cake comes together in a snap and will be the star of the show at your next celebration!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, candy, party
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 250kcal


  • snack cakes - Twinkies Singers, Swiss Rolls, etc.
  • black licorice for the track
  • pretzel sticks for the track
  • sour straws to connect the train cars
  • frosting or icing in a piping bag
  • candies -
  • Gummy Savers for the wheels
  • Hershey's Kisses for the smoke stack
  • Topping Candies - Rolos Dots, Skittles, Nerds, Mike and Ikes, etc.


  • Connect several pieces of black licorice to form your track. TIP: I found that microwaving the licorice for 30 seconds or so makes them easier to form and they'll harden in the shape you place them. Once microwaved, they become quite hard and aren't as fun to eat, but it definitely looks better!
    making a track with black licorice and frosting
  • Add pretzel sticks to the "tracks" and secure them with a dab of frosting on each end.
  • Place the snack cakes on top of the tracks.
  • Cut your sour straws to the desired length and insert each end into the back or front of each snack cake to connect the "cars"
    adding candy to snack cakes to make them look like train cars
  • Add a small amount of frosting to the backs of the Gummy Savers and stick 4 of them on each car for the "wheels". You can add a pretzel stick to the wheels, too, if you'd like.
  • Continue decorating each car with frosting and candies until your darling little train cake is ready to go!
    train cake on a white counter next to building blocks


Nutritional information will vary depending on the snack cakes and candy you choose.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal