A Train Cake For An Adult...how Would You Do This?

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JavaJunkieChrissy Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 1:43am
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My uncle is having his birthday next month. My aunt asked me to do the cake.

He loves trains and she wants a sheet cake with a tains on top. What would be the best way to make a train? She doesn't want anything that's carved...good because I've not tackled on of those.

How would you make a train? Any and all suggestion are very welcome!



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KHalstead Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 1:48am
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how about a frozen buttercream transfer?? Or does she want something on top of the cake like a 3 d figure or something????

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LaSombra Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 1:58am
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I'd probably go with a FBCT too...and get a more adult-looking train to trace on there.

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moptop Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 5:23am
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I saw a cool train made out of gingerbread a couple minutes ago ... essentially like a gingerbread house but in the form of a train (had an engine with several cars behind it). It was, of course, all decorated with frosting and candy.

You could do a sheet cake with a train track running through it and a train made out of sugar cookie (or gingerbread if he's into that flavor) on top.

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southrnhearts Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 5:38am
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My idea....

Use the 2mix BOOK PAN....do an FBCT of the classic Santa Fe engine (or his favorite) and Im sure he has TONS of books so you could swipe one and use it to go by for your design....so do the train image on one side and maybe on the other make your birthday message into part of a "paragraph" out of this train book with not only information about trains but him as well, naming him as Engineer or Conductor etc....

Hope that gives you some inspiration and be sure to upload pics when you decide and get it all together

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lillykaci1 Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 5:39am
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I don't know about him but I know that when my mom did a train cake for my dad (works for A&S RailRoad now UP) she used the 3D train and made it look like and A&S train. It looked really really cool. So I guess you could make the 3D train running on a track on top the the sheet cake. That would look cool.

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Charmaine49 Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 5:56am
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What about having an edible image of a train printed and just applying to the cake?? Wouldn't this be an easier option??

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southrnhearts Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 7:10am
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boo on the edible image....just makes a sheet cake boring to me...and they dont need help in that dept.
:shrugs: thats just me

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BCJean Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 8:01am
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My perfect vision of a train......mountains in the background , river below, and the train going over a bridge with lots of trellis below it.
If you have an airbrush you could do an awesome background scene. Make the train out of slightly built up buttercream then draw the details to it. You would need to build the bridge up some too...just about 1/2 inch off of the cake.
A modern train is quite easy to draw..it is mostly just a long line, marked off for the different cars. Have the locomotive larger up front and the train cars winding back from it.

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