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Coolest Thomas the Tank Engine Cake 150

by Heather B.
(Danville, Pa. USA)

Homemade Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

Homemade Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

My twins wanted a Thomas the Tank Engine Cake for their 2nd birthday. After looking at this site many times for ideas I came up with a plan. I roughly scaled up the Thomas we have for the bathtub. He was a little more square in shape than the actual Thomas train we have for their train set. My overall cake dimensions ended up being 13 inches high and 19 inches long.

I baked 4 half sheet cakes, dark chocolate of course. After baking, I filled each layer with cookies and cream mousse and froze it solid for sculpting. I made a template to use as a guideline for the sides of the cake and free sculpted the rest. I should mention that 4 days prior to decorating I made my Thomas face out of fondant so it would dry. The face was 6 inches round and I had 2 dowels inserted into the back to help with placement when I attached it to the cake (it was fairly thick, which made it a little heavy to attach without dowels).

After the sculpted cake was finished and frosted I put it back in the freezer to set up. Then the fun began. I covered the cake in fondant and decorated it as close as possible to the Thomas train we used as a model. I spent 2 days on this cake, but my kids were so happy with it, and all the party guest were amazed. One of our guests didn't think it was a cake, she thought it was a toy! I am so glad I took the time to make this special cake for my babies! Hope you like the photos!

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

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Your Thomas cake came out awesome and I'm sure the twins loved it. You should be very proud of your cake. You're very talented.

Phenomenal !
by: Jeannie

Heather, knowing how talented you are, this masterpiece didn't surprise me until I actually saw it sideways. You are a whiz with your ideas. It is always a pleasure to see you and hear about your latest invention. Good job! The twins must have gone crazy with this one. Will you ever be able to beat it?

Great Work!
by: Anonymous

This cake is so great. Wish I could make one like it for my sons 4th bday. He would love that. You did a phenomenal job.

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