Gingerbread Train Depot and Santa Train

Gingerbread Train Station and Santa Train

For the second year in a row, I entered a gingerbread house in Sweet Creations at the Eastman Museum. I am not exactly sure how I was inspired to make this Santa train and train station but I was looking for something more traditional for Christmas. It involved a lot more planning and hands-on work than my past gingerbread houses. Since I currently live alone, I was more comfortable having extra hands during crucial construction moments. I am thankful that so many of my friends came over to help during the two weekends I worked on this. I was thrilled to have such a large project occupy my time and missed it when it was over. I even used a photo of it as my holiday card this year.

Gingerbread Recipe: I used this recipe.

Royal Icing Recipe: I love using this recipe which uses Meringue Powder. It hardens fast and in works very well.

Depot:

  • Roof – shingles Wrigley’s Spearmint gum (cut with cookie cutter)
  • Roof edge – mini green M&M’s
  • Depot Windows – Gold quality gelatin sheets, lined with Wilton holly mix sprinkles
  • Dormer Windows – Gold quality gelatin sheets, lined with red pull apart licorice
  • Dormer – Wilton holly mix sprinkles
  • Holly Depot Sign – green fondant, black fondant lettering (cut with small cookie cutter), green and white candy stick
  • Doors – gingerbread cookie with red sanding sugar and green M&M door knobs

Train Depot Roof

clock pieces and pez floor.jpg

Clock Tower Breezeway

  • Roof – shingles cut out of Wrigley’s Spearmint gum
  • Roof edge – mini green M&M’s
  • Decoration above Clock – Wilton sprinkle leaves
  • Clock – gingerbread cookie with silver decorating balls and chocolate sprinkles
  • Doorway – green candy sticks, Wilton holly mix sprinkles
  • Breezeway floor – assorted Pez candy in basket weave pattern

inside gingerbread house no roof

no roof back depot.jpg

depot with roof no landscaping.jpg

Back side of Gingerbread Train Station

 

Gingerbread Depot Dormers

Gingerbread santa driving train

Engine

  • Roof – peppermint sprinkles
  • Windows – lined with red pull apart licorice
  • Santa – gingerbread cookie with sprinkles and royal icing
  • Large wheel – gingerbread with red sprinkles
  • Small wheels – green mint candy with gingerbread man sprinkles
  • Wreath – shredded wheat and green royal icing, pull apart licorice bow
  • Steam – rock candy on a stick
  • Cow Catcher – gingerbread, red sprinkles

Gingerbread Train Station Back

gingerbread train front side depot

Landscaping

  • Bench – KitKat’s
  • Trees – sugar ice cream cones with shredded wheat and green royal icing, assorted small round sprinkles
  • Snow – Royal Icing and coconut (side of Breezeway)
  • Platform – dark silver sanding sugar

gingerbread view through breezeway

Naughty Nice Gingerbread Christmas Train.jpg

Naughty Train Car

  • Naughty Sign – red fondant, black fondant lettering (cut with small cookie cutter),
  • Candy canes
  • Red M&M’s
  • Wheels – green mint candy with gingerbread man sprinkles
  • Coal – mini marshmallows dyed with black food coloring

Nice Train Car

  • Naughty Sign – red fondant, black fondant lettering (cut with small cookie cutter)
  • Candy canes
  • Red M&M’s
  • Wheels – green mint candy with gingerbread man sprinkles
  • Presents – mini handmade gingerbread houses, sour gummy bears, red and green mint candies, starbursts
  • White and dyed green marshmallows are under the presents

Train Track

  • Vanilla Wafer cookies
  • Licorice

Nice car presents

All Aboard for Christmas Fun at Eastman Museum

It was exciting to see my creation at the museum!

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4 Responses to Gingerbread Train Depot and Santa Train

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow,,,

  2. Anonymous says:

    Impressive!

  3. Anonymous says:

    So much fun!!

  4. Mary Lee Page says:

    It’s amazing!!!☃️

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