Carving a train cake

Decorating By Cakegirl313 Updated 2 Apr 2011 , 6:48am by mvucic

Cakegirl313 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 7:20pm
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Hey, I am going to attempt to carve a train cake for my sons birthday and wanted to see if anyone had any good tips on how to go about this?

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leily Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 7:35pm
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i was going to link to the directions that i am using, but i can't find them now. I googled Thomas the Train cake and they showed up somewhere, but i must be looking over them now.
However i did find this one, it uses round cake instead of a sheet cake like my directions do, but maybe it will help.

JanH Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:39am
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Originally Posted by hollys_hobby

I did one, you can view it in my photos. I baked several (can't remember how many) cakes in a loaf pan and stacked and carved from those. For the rounded front part of the engine, I used a round cutter and cut 1" thick circles, trimmed the bottom so they would sit on their side flat, and put them side by side to the length I needed. Hope that makes sense icon_smile.gif

porcelindoll Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 5:16am
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I did a Thomas Train cake last week for a birthday. Here's the picture.

I baked a very dense sheet cake and cut out equal pieces for the box cars, layered and iced them. For the engine I used cake baked in tomato sauce cans for the round sections and then used rice cereal treats for the sides and back of the train. This was the second train I did. The first one I just used rice cereal for the engine and molded it with my hands into shape.

mvucic Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 6:48am
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I did a steam engine train. It's in my photos. I have instructions on how to do it. PM me you email address if you'd like them. Really simple using one sheet cake pan icon_wink.gif

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