Monday, August 6, 2012

Train Cookies for Little Engine Drivers

My son is obsessed with all vehicles, but trains especially. It all started with Thomas the Tank Engine (or Thomas & Friends, as it's now known). He then branched out to Chuggington, and the episode of Dora the Explorer where they help a little blue train win a whistle is among our most played.

Thomas and Chuggington are, of course, under copyright, so I knew I wanted to make some cookies from vintage steam engine images. I found the perfect thing in a set of Victorian trading cards—two of the trains even look like Thomas, and the green and red engines are reminiscent of Percy and James, a brown one looks much like Bash, and a dark green one is even named Belle in reality.

I made these cookies with the middle cookie cutter from the Ateco 3-Piece Rectangle Cutter Set. The border was piped with a #16 star tip.

The train cookie wafer papers are available for purchase here.
A step-by-step how-to for decorating cookies with wafer papers can be found here.


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