Coolest 3rd Train Cake
by Amy Walker
(Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA)
Coolest Train Cake
The idea for the cake from my son's LOVE for Trains. He was turning 3 and wanted a train party so my challenge was to create a cake in the shape of a train. I searched online and found a few how to make a train cake ideas, but they all seemed like they looked like a tractor, so i decided to come up with my own design.
- three cakes made from a loaf pans
- three mini doughnuts (I made mine in my baby
cakes doughnut maker)
- mini oreos
- regular size oreos
- an ice cream cone
- Spree Candy
- food coloring
- popcorn for the smoke
- thin metal wire about 4" long
- one pretzel stick (covered in chocolate)to
attach the two train cars
- White chocolate melted into a square for the
HOW TO MAKE IT:
1. I trimmed the top off one loaf that was my base. (I also cut the corners off the front so it looked like the front of a train)
2. Next I trimmed off the top of my 2nd loaf, then cut about 1/4" off that, next cut it in half and sandwiched them together and placed it on the base sitting towards the back standing up. (that was the main car of the train) I also used one of the tops to the loaf and cut it to fit on top of the train car.
3. Next you place the three mini doughnuts in front of the main car. (I used toothpicks to hold them together)
4. Now to prepare your coal car. Take your third loaf and Cut the top off then cut 1/4" off. Next cut into the the center of the car only half way deep and cut out a rectangular shape.
5. Crumb coat all your cakes and put it in the fridge.
(BE SURE TO DO THIS STEP OR YOU WILL HAVE A HARD TIME FROSTING YOUR CAKES)
Take it out and ice your cake with your frosting. Then Decorate it with all your goodies. I used a thin metal wire to string the popcorn through for steam. For the smoke stack use the ice cream dyed with food coloring. You just need to cut the bottom half off to stick it into your cake. Put your wheels on... crush some oreos for your coal, put your window in and attach your cars together with your pretzel and tada you have your train cake.
After I made it I had to keep telling myself that I am not a professional cake maker... but everyone was impressed with the cake so that was cool and it tasted oh so good which is all that really counts anyway. :)