I Need To Make A Railroad Cake For My Dads 75Th Birthday

Decorating By pkbutts Updated 1 Jun 2010 , 6:48am by hollyml

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pkbutts Posted 31 May 2010 , 6:36pm
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Any ideas on where to start , I want it to look real. I had a bakery make him a retirement train cake and it looked like Thomas the train, I was not happy.

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hollyml Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 6:48am
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Do you want a 3D engine, or something else railroad related? I'm thinking besides the obvious "picture of a train station" you could decorate a sheet cake to look like a route map or a collage of tickets or RR crossing signs and gates and things like that?

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I think it's the more muted colors that take it out of the realm of Thomas. Although I once saw a photo of the actual steam engine on which Thomas is based and wow, is it bright blue. icon_lol.gif

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