Train Cake with Spiral Tiers! - A Cake Decorating Tutorial
Today I'm going to show you how to make an adorable train cake with spiral tiers!
I just love incorporating the train theme with spiral cut tiers. The look of the winding train tracks and train is so unique! This design would make a wonderful young birthday cake!
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More Spiral Tier Cake Tutorials
There are so many different styles of cakes that work well with spiral tiers-- We have a sweet Sledding Snowman Cake with a spiral tier design which also demonstrates covering the tiers in fondant.
We also have a Snake Cake with a fondant snake that winds around a spiral cut tree stump!
Notes on the Spiral Tiers
There are a couple of points that I wanted to emphasize for our train cake.
In the video, I am using 9" and 6" stacked tiers. The 3" size difference works well for me because it allows me a difference of 1 ½" to work with all the way around, and therefore I am able to make a ledge that is 1 ½" wide.
If there is a 4" difference between your tiers, you could even bump up the width of your ledge to 2", if you would like to have room next to the track for more grass, flowers, etc., or you stick to the 1 ½" ledge if you would like to have a little more cake :0) ---
A 2" difference between your tiers would be more difficult to work with, because you would only have 1" of space around the base of the top tier to work with in order to create your track.
A track this narrow would of course require a train that is smaller and more narrow than the one in my video. For this reason, I recommend a difference of at least 3" between tiers.
Enjoy the Video!
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