Chuggington Cake 01
by Nora Ledford
(Oklahoma City, OK USA)
This is a cake that I made for a 2 year old boy.
I used a 1/2 sheet cake pan. This is a marble cake with whipped chocolate frosting and covered with marshmallow fondant and decorated with marshmallow fondant.
Step 1: Bake cake let cool and cut in half.
Step 2: Ice the first layer with the whipped chocolate frosting. Place the second cake 1/2 on top of it and ice a thin layer all over it.
Step 3: Carve one end to get the front of the cake. Once you have done that, then re-ice the part that your craved. Note a bread knife works best.
Step 4: Let the cake cool, best to place in the frige for at least one hour or over night.
Step 5: Roll out the red marshmallow fondant to the size you need to cover the cake. Smooth over to shape cake.
Step 6: Roll out a small thing of black fondant and cut shapes for the window- let dry. Use eye markers for eyes and the eyebrows.
Step 7: Roll out a small amount of the white fondant and cut out enough for the window area for both sides of the cake. Cut out the eyes and cut out 3 squares for the top of the train.
Step 8: Roll out blue fondant. Cut out 4 strips for the wheels and 8 med. circles for the wheels and 8 small circles for the middle of the wheels and 4 strips for under the windows.
Step 9: Roll out a small amount of red fondant for the wind shield, then make a slit in the front. Cut out 4 extra small circles and 2 small circles for the sides and take the left over rolled out red fondant and fold up for the front and place for the lip.
Step 10: Roll a small amount of white fondant out and place a small amount of yellow food coloring- mix well. Once mixed, roll a small piece into a cone to shape for the horn. Then roll a small ball and kinda smash down for the train light and place a small piece of foil on top of it to make it look like a light.
Step 11: Once all the pieces have dried place them on the cake with sugar glue or water (sugar glue is 2 parts sugar 1 part water which is simmered on low heat then cooled which will look like syrup). Use a brush to spread the sugar glue or water on the back of pieces and attach to cake. (You can shape the mouth of the cake with a fondant to make it smoother.)If you have some white fondant left over, you can roll a small piece out and shape it how ever you would like. Then place it on the cake board and use a food marker to write "Happy Birthday" on it.