Help! I was just asked to do a cake in the shape of a train (not Thomas) and have no clue where to start. Any ideas on how to either shape one, I have carved cakes but never attempted a 3-D cake so I'm not sure if it would be too difficult. It isn't needed until the end of the month. TIA
Here are several ideas:
You can do a search in cakecentral->galleries with the keyword 'train'
I made a train cake for my nephew...I cooked the cakes in loaf pans (miniature paper ones). I used oreo cookies with an m&m attached to the center for wheels, used a covered piece of laminate wood flooring and laid out a licorice track to set the train pieces on. I ground up chocolate graham crackers for the dirt around the "track" and for "coal" and used candy pieces to decorate. I made one car a log car and used long pretzels for logs. Everyone loved it.
Hi, i just want to show you the one i did. Mine of course was for a baby shower you could change the colors and maybe change a few things.
Also i did this as a show piece and made a serving cake for the party.
On my cake board, I piped a small lake and lined it with choc. covered raisins. Wished I had candy rocks on hand. I used rolled out tootsie rolls for a coupler. I hollowed out a loaf pan and filled it with lollipops. I stuck them in fondant to get them to stay up.
I too have done a train cake--3D....I cheated big time [this was a few years ago...didn't know as much as I do now and I still have more to learn! ]....I tried making a box mix and just cutting it. I got mad that the canned frosting was tearing it up that I ran to the store and used Sara Lee pound cakes. NOW I would suggest the WASC recipe would be good for this and to use loaf pans. You can go to my photos to see my train cake..I have 5 pictures of it..one overall and one of each 'car'. It might give you other ideas, anyway.
Well, here's the main cake link of mine...http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=315793
Thank you for all your help. CC'er' are great!
Should have been CC'er's
You can look at the one in my photos. It was a circus train- which scares me, but I did exactly what the customer wanted and they loved it!