My poor kids see me make all these elaborate cakes for other people. So for my son Ryan’s 5th birthday I asked him what kind of cake he wanted.  He says ” oh mom I can see it in my head, I want a train birthday cake. There has to be a tunnel and a hill and the train has to be going through the tunnel and smoke.

I was overwhelmed by his ideas…and I did not want to disappoint him. So there’s a tunnel and a hill. The train around the bottom moves around the cake. Couldn’t pull off the smoke but he loved it anyway.