Steam Train

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 17
Decoration Time: 2 Days

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  • 10” Square by 3” deep chocolate cake


  • 1.2kg


  • 1kg Black sugarpaste
  • 500g Blue sugarpaste
  • 400g Grey sugarpaste
  • 200g Red sugarpaste
  • 150g Cream sugarpaste
  • 120g Brown sugarpaste
  • 100g Red sugarpaste

Paints and Dusts

  • Silver Satin from Sugarflair
  • Royal Gold from Sugarflair


  • Icing sugar
  • 6” by 16” by 15mm plywood
  • Edible glue
  • Cocktail sticks
  • CMC
  • High percentage alcohol
  • Confectioner’s glaze


  • Serrated knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Palette knife


  • 6,5 and 0 size paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Metal scrapers
  • 1.5cm, 3” and 3 ¼“ circle cutters
  • Ribbon cutter


  • Ruler
  • Pasta roller

All aboard the Steam Train Cake!

In this week's tutorial, Paul shows you how to make an edible steam train cake.

This is a stunning cake with endless design possibilities. So let your imagination flow and watch our "other ideas" lesson to find out what else you could make with the skills learned.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Cake carving
  • Covering awkward shapes
  • Intricate decorating with sugarpaste
  • Edible paintwork
  • Dowelling and supporting
  • and much much more!

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake blogs.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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