Almost 50 individual pieces were cut and baked from gingerbread, ready to assemble the engine and three cargo trucks. Stacks of plain biscuits were used internally to strengthen each structure, and each piece was ‘glued’ together with royal icing.
After allowing the icing to set overnight, red, white and green royal icing was used to decorate the train, along with silver cachous, and liquorice.
Four evening's work, and voila! The completed train!