The original was made with mini loaf pans but I made mine with regular size loaf pans since I was expecting to feed more people. I made the Darn Good Chocolate Cake from the Cake Mix Doctor and covered it with buttercream icing, also out of the book. Some food coloring and some candy and badda bing badda boom, I had a train cake! Katie helped with some of the decorating but she kept wanting to eat all of the M&Ms. :)
Some better pictures:
My lovely assistant. :)
In the end, I got exactly what I always want with any birthday cake. It was super cute and TOTALLY delicious. In fact, it was so delicious we decided not to take the extra (we had a whole caboose left after the party) to Jim's work or to my friends. We just ate it all ourselves! :)
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