Friday, March 30, 2012

Thomas the Train cake


Just for fun, I want to share with you a cake I made last weekend.

Thomas the Train!


I turned a sheet pan full of homemade tender yellow cake into a train. I thought of Thomas in geometric shapes, lots of rectangles and a few circles. I used a knife and a biscuit cutter, chopped up the (frozen) cake without abandon. There were about 1/4 cup of scraps left. Nailed it. Glued the pieces together with some chocolate butter cream, coated the train in more chocolaty butter cream and popped him in the freezer. A few hours later I pulled the body of the cake out, hard as a rock and rolled out a big round piece of fondant and draped it over the cake. Slowly the cake came together, I made his face out of gum paste and let it dry separately.


A few hours later, Thomas the Train looked like a train, I was pleased, there were no epics, just a cake for a happy little boy's birthday.

I am trying to weasel into every birthday party, baby shower, and random occasion that might require a cake. I love decorating cakes and hope to have a calendar full of cake making in the coming months.

8 comments:

  1. I am so impressed! He looks great.

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  2. Very, very nice! Good for you...I'm trying to do the same here in my neck of the woods (S. FL)...just made a Hello Kitty cake for my niece's birthday...a bit simpler than yours, but lovely none the less :)

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    1. It is so much fun, in a twisted useless sort of way. I am glad you are getting into it as well!

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  3. This cake was amazing. It was the best tasting cake ever! It was a huge hit with the kiddos too! Imagine a group of three year olds not wanting to leave the cake table. hehehe.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Off to share this post.... Everyone needs a Thomas cake !

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    1. Thanks for letting me make the cake! And even bigger thanks for all the effort in getting my name out there.

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  4. Holy smokes you are talented! Super cute cake!!!

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    1. Thank you Jen! Now I know I can do it. Now if only all the cake scraps went to my boobs and not my belly I would be set!

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