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 the finishing touches out of a little red, grey and black icing to finish the engine and I set it aside. I made the track to sit the train on and attached using a little edible glue. This was set aside to harden. I then made a number 1 to attach to the cake when finished.

Just before the birthday I made a vanilla sponge 3 layer cake and when cold I filled with butter cream and jam and then covered in butter cream before placing in the freezer to chill.

I  rolled out some blue fondant and covered the whole cake. I smoothed the top of the cake to allow the train to sit flat on the top of it. I then left it for a few hours to harden slightly. I started by making the tunnel in black and then attached the bricks around it. This was to be the front of the cake.

I then made the green on the trees, then the trunk of the trees and attached to the cake. I then cut out white circles and placed on the cake overlapping them to make the clouds. I made the stones for the edge of the cake and attached using a little edible glue.

I mixed some royal icing in green and piped the grass between the rocks and around the track and a few bits on top of the cake and randomly attached a few flowers. I attached the name Luke to the tunnel and the the number one I made earlier. The cake was now finished. My friend loved it. And so did I.

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake

Coolest Thomas the Tank Cake