3D Thomas The Tank Engine Cake

by Sandra Finnimore
(Plymouth, UK)

3D Thomas The Tank Engine Cake

3D Thomas The Tank Engine Cake

I was challenged with a Thomas the Tank Engine 3D cake for my great nephew's first birthday.

I don't make many cakes, but I had a good go and that's what counts.

I did buy an ice fountain cake firework which the children enjoyed enormously. I had placed it in the funnel so it looked like the engine was shooting out sparks!

I made a base sponge and covered it in roll out fondant icing, then made another the same size to cut up for the engine. The round front part was cut off a swiss roll.

Thomas' face was made a few days in advance to allow it to dry out.

Editor's Note: That's a lovely cake, Sandra. Thanks for sending in the picture and giving details about how you made the cake. It must have been a great birthday and the children who were old enough might remember the "cake with sparks coming out of it" for all their lives!

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Mar 03, 2010
by: Diella

What a GREAT cake!!! You did an amazing job! I love making cakes, but have always worked with Butter cream icing. It does work very good and can resemble the smoothness of fondant. I think I'll have to try working with fondant sometime soon. Looks like fun! What recipe did you use for the fondant, if you don't mind me asking?
Again... GREAT JOB!!!

Jun 19, 2009
by: Anonymous

And it looked great for my son so thanks Auntie sandra

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