Contributor: Jessica Of Sweetwater Cakes
Cake: Train Birthday Cake
It’s a two tier chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling. Covered in fondant with hand-cut train pieces *glued* on to the cake. The challenge for me on this particular cake was the center dowel. Usually, I sharpen one end of a wooden dowel and put it through the top of the cake and have it go down the whole cake. This usually works, because I would just put a cake topper on the top and cover the hole I just made. This cake, I knew I had to leave the top smooth. So, I had to get creative and sharpen both ends of a wooden dowel and put it in the bottom tier and then place the top tier on the dowel (and HOPE that it is centered just right!!).
*When working with fondant on fondant, to “glue” the pieces on, all you do is just paint the backside of the piece you want to “glue” on with water.
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