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Making a train cake with a cat on top?

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janx Tue 30-Nov-10 15:45:50

Ds is obsessed with trains and cats - would like to make a cake that combine the two. Think I might cheat and buy a cat biscuit. Anyone made a cake train - top tips needed please

Easiest train is one which uses ready-made cakes.

Swiss roll for engine body, half another swiss roll at one end for cab. Mini roll and choc bomb for funnels. Cut several more swiss rolls in half for trucks, sit on top of rolls for wheels. Filing the trucks with different types pf sweets - dolly mixtures in one, jelly babies in another etc - looks good. Matchmakers underneath for track.

llok at this

and this

ChateauRouge Tue 30-Nov-10 16:00:17

Rofl- I feel your pain- mine is obsessed with buses and cats!

SantasNutellaFairy Tue 30-Nov-10 16:02:38

lakeland do this

scurryfunge Tue 30-Nov-10 16:08:59

ambitious?

janx Tue 30-Nov-10 16:09:08

Thanks Gherkin - that seems to be the way to go

Chateau - that is so funny....I am buying him a dressing up cat outfit so he can wear while playing with his train set!

Santa - love that tin, but not the price...never been to a lakeland - not sure where they are in London

janx Tue 30-Nov-10 16:10:12

scurry - that is fab - can you make it for me?

scurryfunge Tue 30-Nov-10 16:15:12

I love it but wouldn't know where to begin. I'm a fan of the no-bake cakes grin

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