Do you know why I decorated the seams of the cake with candy strips and cookies? To cover the cracks and imperfections of my fondant, hahaha! The animal cookies were really useful, I had used them earlier for my house cake, and now I used them again for this train cake. The icing-coated biscuits reminds me of my childhood in Singapore, I used to munch on those biscuits while I was in primary school. :)
Look at how I transported this gigantic cake to school. It was very very heavy with a high centre of gravity. I had to improvise something to stabilise it so that it would not topple over while we drove to school. Although it was a very short distance of about 3 km, there were many road humps along the way, and I can tell you it was really a challenge to keep the cake from toppling! My hubby did the driving while I shouldered the task of holding the laundry basket on my lap. And it was raining that morning, so my aluminium foil came in handy!
This was what remained of the cake when I brought my boy back from school. The teacher told me a few kids didn't really like the fondant because it was something strange that they had never eaten before, so she had to peel the fondant away from the pieces of cakes that were handed out. But they were all excited upon seeing the train cake!
Coming up, a part 2 tutorial on how exactly this train cake was made...