I'm using this train cake pan to make my DS's birthday cake:
Trouble is, the pan is SO detailed, I obviously can't frost it with BC. Should I use a poured ganache or icing? Leave it plain and just pipe the details? WDYT? A plain cake sounds to me like it won't taste as yummy.... and I have to eat this one! [/url]
I hope this link works. Its showing it decorated.
check out this cake, she uses the pan to "mold" the fondant to capture the detail and then applies it to the cake. i have seen her tutorial and it is well detailed and very helpful. i could not find the link, but she said she will send it to you if you pm her.
HTH good luck!
I agree with kc03 - just adding piped details and candies would look really cute. If you're afraid there won't be much flavor to the cake without ganache or frosting, you can always have a bit of ganache handy, and when you cut and serve the cake, you can drizzle it over each piece. So they get a bit of extra sweetness with the serving.
A nice ganache on the side sounds like a good idea, especially if I do a butter pound cake for the cake. that fondant technique sounds really cool, but not sure if I want to tackle that much work for such a small party (I also didn't mention I'm 8 months pregnant, lol!). Thanks!