In advance, mold a variety of Easter candy without lollipop sticks using Hoppy Easter Lollipop Mold and Light Cocoa Candy Melts. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.
In advance, make
candy shell train cars, using largest egg mold from Easter Egg Set (use mold half with flat bottom) and White Candy Melts. Refrigerate until firm; unmold
Ice side window area of train cake smooth with spatula. Cover cabin, chimney and lower engine area with tip 17 yellow stars.
For rounded engine area, alternate rows of tip 17 white stars with tip 17 zigzags in green, violet and blue. Add tip 17 swirls on top of chimney and front of engine; pipe tip 17 zigzags on cabin roof.
Pipe tip 17 string cowcatcher. Pipe tip 12 ball bunny head; add tip 7 pull-out ears and dot muzzle, tip 2 dot eyes and nose, tip 1 outline whiskers.
Turn candy car shells flat side down. Tint melted white candy violet and yellow. Pipe zigzag and dot designs using melted candy in cut parchment bag.
For engine and car wheels, in buttercream, pipe tip 17 swirls on vanilla wafers (6 green, 4 violet, 2 blue) and oatmeal cookies (2 violet).
On car wheels, pipe a white candy mound on back; let set. Attach wheels to candy cars with dots of melted candy and to engine with dots of icing; attach candy sticks to engine wheels with dots of icing (prop with sticks until set).
Place shredded coconut in plastic bag with a few drops of green icing color; knead until color is evenly blended. Fill candy cars with coconut and Easter candies. Position candy cars behind train. Sprinkle coconut around train.
To make candy shells: Fill pan or mold to top edge with melted candy. Tap on counter to remove air bubbles.
Let chill in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until a 1/4 in. shell has formed. Pour out excess candy, smooth top edges with spatula and chill for 15-20 minutes longer.
Carefully unmold shells (if you have difficulty removing shells, place in freezer for 2-3 minutes, then unmold). Excess candy can be reheated and used again.
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I saw this and was SO excited to make the Egg-spress. Until I found out the mold for the back part of the train is discontinued. If the mild is discontinued - find another option to put in in place of it - don't post things with materials we can't get now.
Date published: 2013-03-07
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I made this cake this year for easter as a centerpiece for our table. It was very easy my 5 year old helped me with this. I stacked the cake and carved out the train and piped all the star frosting on it. I really enjoyed the time spent with my son making this cake I suggest it for anyone with a little one helping. It also doesnt have to be for just Easter my son now wants a train cake for his birthday change up the colors and what is on it and it would look great. Thank you for your ideas I love them all