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?
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.
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
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.
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
I would love to have a tutorial on how you carved the train cake. I need to make one by April 16 and I am totally lost. I would appreciate it very much :)
Nordic ware has a wonderful train cake pan
Here is a great tutorial for a Thomas the Train cake: https://www.howtocookthat.net/public_html/thomas-train-cake/. You can buy her templates, although I just used the videos and a Thomas the Train toy as a guide to create my son's birthday cake. If you just want a generic train, you could just use the video to get a general idea of how to do it.
I'll pm you a link to a video
That's strange. Okay, I've emailed you a link.