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Little Engineer's Cake

Delight your train-obsessed little boy or girl with this tasty and fun-to-create cake. Who knows? You might even stoke an interest in engineering!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16-ounce) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1 container (16 ounces) white frosting
  • 4 food colors of your choice
  • 16 miniature sandwich cookies
  • Assorted candies such as Starburst, Tootsie Rolls, licorice, etc.

What to Do

  1. Cut the pound cake in half crosswise then cut each half lengthwise to form 4 boxcar shapes. Place the cake pieces on a platter to form a train.
  2. Divide the frosting into 4 bowls and add a different food color to each to create 4 different colors. Frost each boxcar with a different color frosting.
  3. Use mini sandwich cookies to make wheels, Starburst candies for windows, Tootsie Rolls for a smokestack and licorice to connect the wheels and boxcars to each other. Serve immediately, or cover loosely until ready to serve.


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