Sam’s Thomas the Train Roundhouse Cake

I definitely bit off more than I could chew for this one. I am a firefighter – therefore spend a large part of my work time cooking. With that I have experimented with several cakes and decided to try to decorate one for my son’s birthday.

As most toddlers Sam is crazy about trains. I printed off as many pictures of roundhouses from the internet that I could find and came up with design you see in the photos. The cake construction itself was easy – the decorating is where the challenge came in. I’m not knocking it but everyone uses fondant these days. I wanted to see if I could pull this off with butter cream. I’ll let you decided if I did or not.

I made a brass dye to cut out the doors, I bought a brick imprint for the sides, piped the shingles, border and random weeds. The doors are cookies.

He loved it!

Roundhouse

Roof peak

Top view

Rear

Side view

Bricks and shingles

Ready for the roof

Cutting out the doors

Crumb coat construction

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