Train Cake

Posted on December 3rd, 2009 in Cakes
What do you do when you don’t have a train mold to make a train cake? You carve it!

We (my mom and I) had the opportunity to make a train cake for a boy turning 2 years old. I decided to carve the main engine instead of using one of those standing 3D cake molds, that way I could determine the size and the shape of the cake . What was I thinking? Yes it was a lot of work. Yes, I went to sleep at 2:00 am finishing the main engine, but it was worth it.
Here’s the main engine. Marble cake on the botton and spice cake on the top. We made chocolate wheels and decorated everything in buttercream. Candy canes and a sugar cone filled with buttercream are part of the decorations.
Here’s a picture of some of the other cars. Candy, chocolate lollipops, chocolate wheels and lots of colorful buttercream cover the cakes. Lemon, spice and white cake were chosen.

Here’s a picture of another car. We placed chocolate birthday lollipops on top.
And here is the whole train on it’s way to the party. I loved it and the client loved it too.
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4 Responses to “Train Cake”

  1. Great Cake!!! Thanks so much for posting it. I have 2 boys who are train mad and i didnt want to buy the 3D cake tins either. You have given me hope that it is possible

  2. Thank you! I just posted another blog about a Thomas the Train. It is a combination of carving a cake and using a mold.

  3. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    I have an almost-2 year old who is obsessed with Thomas, and wanted to make a Thomas cake for his birthday. It’s hard to figure it out unless you can see the undecorated cake, which you have shown!
    Thanks heaps!

  4. What size cake pans did you use?

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