Coolest Homemade James the Train Birthday Cake

James the train cake

My almost 4 years old son had one cake idea in mind, a James the train cake! Not Thomas, not another train, it had to be James. It was difficult to find inspiration on the web, as most kids want a Thomas (I already did a Thomas for my oldest) and he wanted it “standing … Read more

Awesome Thomas the Train Tunnel Cake

THOMAS tunnel cake

My 3 year old wanted a Thomas the Tank Engine cake with a tunnel.  He also wanted a green cake! To make his cake I used two batches of simple buttercake mix and coloured each batch pale green. One cake was in a 25cm round springform and the top cake was a 20cm springform. I … Read more

Cool Moving Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Cake

Cool Moving Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Cake

This cake was a labor of love since I was not able to find many cakes that had mobile trains on them. We started with a full sheet cake. We found that a chocolate with extra sour cream was the best density to support the cake. We had to build a slight support structure that … Read more

Coolest Last Minute Thomas the Train Cake

Coolest Last Minute Thomas the Train Cake

This Thomas the Train cake was requested by my grandson at the last minute. I had never made one before and didn’t have time to make the actual train. I decided to use a plastic train and make everything else homemade due to time. The bottom layer was chocolate pound cake covered in buttercream. I … Read more

4th Birthday Thomas the Train Cake

4th Birthday Thomas the Train Cake

My grandson wanted a Thomas the Train cake for his 4th birthday.  This was the first time I made this type of cake. The outside of the train cake was made of gingerbread cookies and inside the gingerbread cookies was a homemade pound cake. The icing was a cream cheese icing recipe tinted to the … Read more

Modern Thomas the Train Cake

Modern Thomas the Train Cake

For my son’s 4th birthday last year, he decided he wanted to invite friends… for the first time! So I knew I couldn’t make any cake, it had to be KID-worthy! He loved Thomas and Friends, so that was the theme of his party. His only request was, “PLEASE, don’t but any nasty blueberries in … Read more

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

A friend of mine asked me to make a cake for her grandson who loves Thomas the tank engine. This is how I started to make it. I made the engine out of blue icing, 1/2 flower paste, 1/2 fondant, this is so it is easy to model and it hardens too. I did some of … Read more

Thomas the Tank and Duplo Interactive Birthday Cake

Thomas the Tank and Duplo Interactive Birthday Cake

My grandson wanted a themed celebration for his third birthday and was obsessed with Thomas the Tank.  As a recently retired teacher who took the Wilton cake decorating course at our local craft store, I volunteered to make the cake (before I knew the theme) and when I found out about Thomas I racked my … Read more

Coolest Thomas and Friends 2nd Birthday Cake

My name is Amy and I am an in-home baker that makes/sells cakes in my spare time. I have a full-time job and 2 kids; plus I commute 160 miles round trip 5 days a week to work. Needless to say I am very busy already, but I do find time for my cakes. They … Read more

Coolest Thomas the Train Railroad Cake

Coolest Thomas the Train Railroad Cake

I made this Thomas the Train Railroad cake for my nephew’s 3rd birthday since no one else in my family bakes and no one could afford a large enough Thomas the Train cake either. I am still new to making cakes (only made about 30 so far) but this was not difficult. All I did was bake and … Read more

Sam’s Thomas the Train Roundhouse Cake

Borders etc.

I definitely bit off more than I could chew for this one. I am a firefighter – therefore spend a large part of my work time cooking. With that I have experimented with several cakes and decided to try to decorate one for my son’s birthday. As most toddlers Sam is crazy about trains. I … Read more

Coolest Thomas the Train Baby Shower Cake

Coolest Thomas the Train Baby Shower Cake

I made this Thomas the Train baby shower cake  for  two baby boys both with big brothers. There was going to be a lot of young children attending this baby shower so I decided to make Thomas with two cars carrying candies. I followed a video on the net which showed how to make a fondant … Read more

Coolest Homemade Thomas the Birthday Train Cake

Coolest Homemade Thomas the Birthday Train Cake

My son loves Thomas the Tank Engine, so I knew I had to make a Thomas cake for his second birthday. The cake turned into a full train when we decided to share the party with his two cousins – ages 1 and 6. As always happens with my cakes, my initial thought was “How … Read more

Coolest Thomas Train Birthday Cake

Thomas Train Cake

This Thomas train birthday cake was made for my nephew who turns 2 today, 8th July 2013. He is a big fan of Thomas and friends. I  used a Thomas face picture to bring that feeling. It is not edible though. The cake was a half chocolate and half vanilla one. The bottom layer being … Read more

Coolest Hiro Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Hiro Train Birthday Cake

My daughter decided to have a Thomas the Train party for her 3rd birthday.  Her favorite train is the black engine, Hiro, so that’s what she wanted for her cake. I decided to go ahead and make a Thomas train cake, too, since the other kids might be disappointed if there was no Thomas. At … Read more

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake Upcycled

I have made several Thomas cakes in the past for my boys.  The hardest part is always the face!  When my 3 year old asked for ANOTHER Thomas cake, I cringed at the thought of making that face again.  And then it dawned on me that I could use an old toy as a cake … Read more

Simple Thomas the Train Birthday Cake

Simple Thomas the Train Birthday Cake

This is a pretty simple Thomas the Train birthday cake I made for my nephew’s second birthday. I showed a picture of the carved cake before I frosted it. I started with a 9×13 cake that I cut two 4×9 pieces for the front of the train and two squares about 4×4 to stack on the … Read more

Coolest Thomas the Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Thomas the Train Birthday Cake

The mother of a little boy named Ethan asked me to make a cake for her son’s 3rd birthday. She just asked for 3 items which she wanted to feature on the cake, the rest was up to me. The 3 items were these:- Thomas the tank engine, a windmill and a river. First of … Read more

Tooting My Own Horn-Thomas The Train Cake

When asked to make a 3D Thomas The Train cake, I was a bit worried as I had never sculpted a cake before. I started with a 2-6″ round cakes and a 2-quarter sheet cakes. I had to cut and sculpt for the body and head of the train. I really enjoyed molding Thomas’ face. … Read more

Coolest Thomas The Train Cake

Coolest Thomas The Train Cake

This Thomas the train cake was very difficult to make, but I cannot take all the credit, y friend helped make it. It was a success, my son absolutely loved it. It was gone in a matter of slices. The fondant was a little hard considering this was the first time I was using fondant. … Read more

Coolest Gordon Train Birthday Cake

Coolest Gordon Train Birthday Cake

When my 4 year old wanted a Gordon cake for his birthday I freaked! For anyone who doesn’t have a Thomas the Tank Engine fan, Gordon is one of the train characters. I NEVER wanted to do a character cake. I have made a train, plane and fire engine cake in the past but they never were expected to … Read more

Cool Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

Cool Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

This Thomas the Tank Engine cake took me 21 hours to make this for my son’s first birthday. I’m still surprised how well it turned out. Getting the frosting right was difficult. Everyone loved it especially my son. I wanted it to be perfect. I worked all week including the day before my son’s party. When … Read more

Coolest Thomas the Train Engine Cake

Coolest Thomas the Train Engine Cake

I just made this cake for my son’s 2 year old birthday party since he has become obsessed with all things trains and it was a great success. I think it’s something to be proud of when most of your guests take pictures of your cake on display. Here are the basic steps I took … Read more

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

Thomas the Tank Cake

This Thomas the Tank Cake is our first attempt at a Fondant cake for our son’s 2nd birthday. He is a Thomas fanatic so we knew as long as it somewhat resembled him it would be a great hit. We had read on the internet that the marshmallow fondant was more appealing to eat so … Read more