Today we want to tell you more about that Birthday Train cake, that we talked about from last weekend.
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What we had called a "station", was actually a tunnel, shaped out of Rice Krispie squares–you can see it at the back, with Oreo cookie crumbs scattered on it. In fact, Oreo cookie crumbs was used a lot in between the train cars, with a candy/gum that looked like pebbles scattered on top. We forgot to mention the "train tracks" made out of those chocolate-finger-type cookies. Not all the cars were on the track of course, many were just "in the yard". :D It was really quite amazing. The candles were lined up on the tunnel: letters spelling out "Happy Birthday", plus there were two sparklers–one ‘6’ and one star to make the ‘0’–on the Engine-cake. Plus, there was fruit and a fondue fountain. They also put an Engine-Chief hat on the Birthday Boy when he arrived, and there were several train whistles around for people to blow and yell "Surprise!" He was a little surprised, someone had let out there was going to be a party, but he didn’t know when.
Walk to Rivendell: We continue in the valley.