The second cake from this past weekend, was for some great friends, their little guy and his grandpa, and the rest of their family. And it was a train!!! And because Lisa loves me (and trusted me!!), I got to make my first ever 3D cake!!!
It ended up being a bit of work, because I was learning as I went…but it was worth it in the end. I started out with a frosting and licorice train track, then proceeded to bake and shape the engine, middle car, and a caboose.
Each car was a different flavor cake and had oreo wheels.
And for the rounded part of the engine I did a little experiment…out of curiosity! I had read up on it a bit, and that section of the cake was baked inside a mini ravioli aluminum can. Yep, you read right…I baked that section of the cake in a cleaned out aluminum can! It sort of baked over a bit (thank goodness I cooked it on a cookie sheet!), but other than that…tasted just like normal cake : ) Pretty nifty, huh??