This Thomas the Train Birthday Cake was a fun cake to make, and really not too hard. The cake was a dense chocolate, so it held up really well to stacking. I didn’t use dowels, just frosted each tier and stacked them.
I used all buttercream except for the tree trunks, railroad tracks, and fence. Those were done in chocolate buttercream.
After frosting and stacking tiers, I used a basketweave tip to make the fence and tree trunks, smoothing the trunks a little with a butterknife.
I used a grass tip for the tree tops and the grass around the bottom of the cake. The clouds were made using a large star tip.
Once I piped the railroad, I gently pressed the toy train onto it.
That’s it. Really fun cake.