Has Anyone Made A Trolley Cake? More Specifically..

Decorating By Sherry1030 Updated 9 Jun 2010 , 2:20am by Sherry1030

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Sherry1030 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 11:56am
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a Green Line cake? I've been asked to do one for next week and said I'd have to sleep on it.. I've never carved a cake, although a trolley seems pretty basic.. I only found 1 picture in the galleries.. Any thoughts or advice? Especially for the windows? Thanks so much!!

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Ursula40 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 12:02am
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You could premake the windows out of gumpaste and attach to the finished cake, that way you could make sure, that they are straight

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hollyml Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 6:45am
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Yeah, the shape is pretty simple -- just a tall rectangle, with some rounded corners. Fairly good choice for a first carved cake actually. icon_smile.gif Bus and train cakes would use similar techniques, if you want to look for other example photos. Like these:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1686487.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1381917.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1500025.html

Windows are often just black, white or grey -- either fondant cutouts, candy/cookies, or just smooth BC -- but you can make them look more translucent by painting "streaks" or using piping gel.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1691300.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1292789.html

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Sherry1030 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 2:20am
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Oh my gosh! I didn't realize anyone had responded - I didn't get any notifications! Thanks so much for your help!!!

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