Polar Express Train Cake

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Prep Time: 30 Min

Total Time: 30 Min

Servings: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pkg. (10.75 oz. each) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 4 cups thawed whipped topping, divided
  • Blue food coloring
  • 16 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 3 rolls ring-shaped hard candies
  • 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 6 animal crackers
  • 1 cup-shaped ice cream cone
  • 1 marshmallow
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
  • 24 pieces black licorice (for cage bars and train track)

Directions

  1. Line up cakes on large tray or serving platter to resemble cars in a train.
  2. Cut a 2-inch-thick crosswise slice off front cake; place at back end of the first cake to resemble train engine. Repeat with last cake, placing the removed cake slice in the middle of the last cake to resemble caboose.
  3. Tint whipped topping with food coloring as desired. Use to frost cakes. Add decorations as desired. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

Tips and Suggestions

Size-Wise: At 24 servings, this fun cake is perfect for serving a crowd of kids.

Fun Idea: Get the kids involved in decorating this colorful cake. Give each child some cereal, cookies and candies to place on the cake. But make sure to have them wash their hands first!

Note: If you do not have a large enough tray or platter for the train, use a large cutting board wrapped in foil.

Fun Idea: Create a snowy atmosphere for this decorative cake by sprinkling the serving platter with coconut. Fun Idea: This cake is perfect for kids' birthday parties. When decorating, let your imagination run wild, using whatever ingredients you have on hand. For added color, tint the whipped topping with a variety of food colorings before spreading onto cakes and/or substitute Post Fruity Pebbles Cereal for the Cocoa Pebbles Cereal.

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