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Topic: Choo choo train cake w/lake, bridge and tunnel!  (Read 19500 times)
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« on: September 11, 2007 12:29:58 PM »

I made this cake for my littlest boys birthday party this last weekend.  He's three.  It took alot of prep and a fair amount of bad words but was not terribly difficult ( once I figured out how to mold the hot rice crispies w/out burning my hands,  parchment paper gloves!! Silly me.)  The layout was based on a Tibor Gergely illustration for THe Little Red Caboose.  It was nearly four feet long from the lake tip to the bison meadow.  The cake cars were made using Nordic Ware's Choo choo pan and decorated with sparkle piping gel, homemade gum paste and peanut free candies sent to us from a good friend in Canada ( where civilized people can buy peanut free snacks right in the grocery store)   The bridge, and mountain were made using rice crispie treatrs ( 5 batches) coloured brown with food dye.  The pylons for the bridge are DARE brand choc cookies.  The lake is poured suger which is super easy and very impressive.  The tracks are pretzel sticks and black licorice whips strung on pipe cleaners.  Everything except the pipe cleaners and the superstructure for the mountain tunnel is edible minus the bison and stags.  You cannot see it in the photos but there is a pair of gumpaste eagles soaring overhead.  The boy loved it!  It was pretty tasty too.  Here are a few photos, there are more on blog if you are interested.  I am a pretty new cake baker but I am happy to answer questions! And I would love to hear what all you craftsters have to say!

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007 12:36:46 PM »

 Shocked That cake is amazing!!!! I usually decorate the cakes for my boys b-days but Nothing on that level! Just sheet cakes. WOW WOW WOW. My 7 yo still loves trains, he'd LOVE LOVE LOVE  this cake.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007 12:37:22 PM »

That cake is great! I think that would be wonderful to have on your birthday. Super job!  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007 12:37:40 PM »

OMG! That is like, really really really really INSANELY AWESOME! How did you do that? It looks like a real train track toy!
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007 12:49:40 PM »

That cake is a work of architectural and confectionary genius!  Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007 12:50:31 PM »

Absolutely AMAZING!  Grin  My son wants a train cake for his birthday in November. No way can I show him yours he'll be so disappointed when he sees the one I'm going to make.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007 01:07:03 PM »

Oh my gosh!
I love it! And my son would absolutely find it totally awesome!
It's really great.

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007 01:07:58 PM »

Wow... now THAT'S a cake!

My little boy would go into convulsions of joy if he had a birthday cake like that!
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007 01:09:03 PM »

That is an amazing cake!
It looks like it must have taken forever!

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007 01:15:24 PM »

Another AWESOME, non-trademark character cake!  You have some lucky little ones there and it seems like you have a lot of fun with them.  YEY!

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