A Model Train Locomotive You Can Eat

This is the model of the daya model train locomotive you can eat!

The pics were set in by Charles E. Mason II who is a pastry chef in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Here’s what Charles had to say about his work of art…

[two_columns_1]I’m a 33 year old pastry chef at Whole Foods in Tanasbourne Oregon USA.

I’ve been a pastry chef for about six years with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in patisserie and baking, where I found my love for building gingerbread projects.

Every year I choose something that makes my soul jump for joy.

I get started right away around March getting ready for Halloween. I have tradition and passion for the month of October.

I don’t do gingerbread projects for Christmas because I have a “Rustic” style of creating pastries.

It took me one year to plan, scale, budget for this gingerbread train.

Eighty-four hours to build, about one month.

The train is about two feet long.

When it comes to what I used, lets start from front to back. It is about 85% edible.

The front grill is tooth picks, the steam core is gingerbread cake wrapped in black fondant, the two humps are white chocolate truffles, the chimney is an ice cream cone, the steam is popcorn.

Wheels are thin mint cookies with pocky sticks.

I made the engine core out of wood because I used a model train fire light to give the look of a hot coal fire. I didn’t want to melt any parts with the heat coming from the light. I boxed it in with fondant.

The back I stacked gingerbread cake, shaped it, covered the outside with fondant, top is pretzels and coffee as coal.
– Charles E. Mason II

Wow that is a huge job Charles and very impressive… Thanks for sharing!

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!
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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common.
Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!