If you are looking for things to do with the children while they are staying safe at home, you could order some chocolate mini rolls, chocolate fingers and chocolate buttons in your next shop (giant or regular size buttons depending on the effect you are after – the photo shows giant buttons). You now have the makings of an early steam locomotive – in chocolate. These are really easy to make – just stick the component parts together with a little chocolate icing (either simple glace icing with coco powder added or bought chocolate icing for decorating). For a table centre piece you can always scale up with a full-size chocolate Swiss roll for the boiler and mini rolls for the funnel. The best thing is that you might have some chocolate fingers and buttons left over to go with your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
And if you can’t be bothered, why not just order one of our solid chocolate trains? Solid milk chocolate – no hollow bits, no fluffed-up air, no fancy fillings, just 230g of solid chocolate for £8. https://www.therailwaystation.shop/shop/gifts/solid-milk-chocolate-train/