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How to make "steam" fondant for a steam train?

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Hi

 

I have my train all good to go (its a small train topper on top of a welcome baby-boy cake) and the Dad keeps asking for steam from the train.

 

I put a toothpick into the smokestack and covered it in fondant and make curly white fondants curls but it broke off. 

 

Does anyone have any idea what to attach to the train so that I can make the steam stay on?

 

Thanks.

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Cotton Candy ? Ive seen it all around in stores in large containers for about $4 and small bags for about a $1. I bought a small bag of candy cane flavored at Kmart and it tasted great, I also saw some at the Dollar tree. Ive seen it at Walmart and Target also.

post #3 of 7

I used cotton candy for my steam on my train cake.   Would that be a possibility?

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Originally Posted by Cakery2012 View Post
 

Cotton Candy ? Ive seen it all around in stores in large containers for about $4 and small bags for about a $1. I bought a small bag of candy cane flavored at Kmart and it tasted great, I also saw some at the Dollar tree. Ive seen it at Walmart and Target also.

;-D used it for my gingerbread house

"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

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"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

By a very smart 6 yr old

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post #5 of 7

We use a cotton ball pulled apart to look like smoke.  Not edible but it sure does make great smoke on a ginger chimney or train smokestack.  Just need to warn the customer to pluck it off.

post #6 of 7

I've seen rock candy on a stick used...it looked really nice.

post #7 of 7
Thought occurred to me that (depending on how detailed your locomotive is, of course), you could have cotton candy "steam" venting off the cylinder cocks (e.g., from the engineer purging water from the cylinders when starting after a layover), or the generator, or the air brake compressor, or even out the boiler blowdown exhausts (purging sediments from the boiler).

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