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Take A Train Ride Birthday Cake

When this train pulls into your party station, you’ll create a sensation! The scenery is great, with perky pine trees and colorful train cars cut with Sugar Sheets!

4.0 Average of 3 ratings

Difficulty: Medium
Average of 2 reviews




Ingredients

Makes

Cake serves 36

Techniques Used

Instructions:

Step 1

Bake and cool one-layer cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice smooth with light blue buttercream.

Step 2

For hills, use Rotary Cutter to cut 3 in. high strip with wavy edge from long side of Light Green Sugar Sheets! Cut a smaller wavy piece to cover cake from end-to-end. Using green FoodWriter, draw line details. Brush back side (shiny side) of strips with piping gel and attach to cake. Repeat using Bright Green Sugar Sheets!, trimming to 1 1/2 in. high. Attach to light green hills with piping gel.

Step 3

For tree trunks, use Rotary Cutter to cut two rectangles, 1 high x 3/8 in. wide, from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! Brush back side with piping gel and attach to cake. Cut two triangle trees, 2 long x 2 1/2 in. wide, from Bright Green Sugar Sheets! Brush back side with piping gel and attach to cake.

Step 4

For train engine, use Rotary Cutter to cut 2 1/2 in. wide train car, 2 in. high cab and 1 in. high engine area from Bright Blue Sugar Sheets! Cut a 3/8 high x 2 3/4 in. wide top stripe from Red Sugar Sheets! Cut two 1 in. high x 1/4 in. wide strips for engine front from Red Sugar Sheets! Cut a 1 1/4 high x 3/4 in. wide smokestack from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets!; trim off tip. Cut a 1 high x 5/8 in. wide cowcatcher from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! Cut a 5/8 high x 1/4 in. wide window from White Sugar Sheets! Reserve pieces in Sugar Sheets! package.

Step 5

For train cars, use Rotary Cutter to cut rectangles, 1 3/8 high x 1 1/2 in. wide, from Red and Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! For top stripes, cut strips, 7/8 long x 3/8 in. wide, from Bright Blue and Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! For train car connectors, cut 1/4 in. wide strips from Black Sugar Sheets! Assemble train engine and cars on cake. Attach pieces to cake with piping gel.

Step 6

For engine back wheel, use punch with Small Circle Cutting Insert to punch circle from Black Sugar Sheets! For other wheels, use wide end of tip 12 to cut circles from Black Sugar Sheets! For engine back wheel axle, use wide end of tip 12 to cut circle from White Sugar Sheets! For other wheels, use narrow end of tip 12 to cut circles from White Sugar Sheets. Attach axles to wheels with piping gel. Attach train parts to cake using piping gel.

Step 7

For clouds, use border punch with Bubbles Border Insert to cut two cloud shapes, 2 1/2 high x 4 in. wide, and one, 2 high x 3 in. wide, from White Sugar Sheets! Cut a 1 1/2 high x 4 in. wide steam cloud for train with a tail on the left side. Use Rotary Cutter to trim. Using blue FoodWriter, draw cloud details. Attach to cake with piping gel. Spell out message using Alphabet Sugar Sheets! Attach letters to cake with piping gel.

Step 8

For grass border, cut 1 in. wide border from Bright Green Sugar Sheets! Use scissors to cut fringe. Use fingers to push some of the blades forward. Attach to cake using piping gel. Repeat until cake is covered all around, trimming if necessary.