Toby the Train cake
Wiggle Worm has been in love with choo-choo trains for months. (It might have something to do with the fact that there are train tracks right behind our house.)
I was searching for Toby the Train coloring pages when I saw this awesome Toby cake. I decided instantly that Wiggle Worm had to have one.
Here is how I made the train cake:
1. I made a chocolate cake in a regular 13″x19″ baking pan.
2. I cut the cake into 3 equal pieces, then stacked the cake pieces with chocolate icing in between to make them stick.
3. I covered all of the Toby cake in brown icing. (I should have skipped the top, which is gray, but I forgot!)
4. I cut a tiny hole in the corner of a Ziploc bag and put gray icing (white with a few drops of black food coloring, mixed well) into the bag. I covered the top of Toby, then smoothed it down with a knife. I used the same bag to add in the other icing details, like eyes and bumpers.
I think he turned out pretty well. He was a lot easier to do than most of the Thomas trains, since he’s mostly rectangular! If I do another specialty cake, I’ll take the other author’s advice and freeze the cake before I put the icing on. The icing took a couple of hours to do, but the kids really loved Toby!