The train cake is carrot cake with butter cream cream cheese frosting. The trains are fondant shaped and molder smaller pieces were made ahead and glued on with Vodka. We used luster dust to make the metal pieces shine. I used our dining room table to roll out the fondant for the tracks so they would have a natural wood grain. The trees and rocks were also constructed of fondant but I later found chocolate rocks that would have worked better (oh well next time!). This cake was a lot of fun and the train loving granddad loved it!
Making the trees: For the trees I shaped the green fondant and then used scissors to snip and lift to give the affect of leaves.