Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

by Grace
(Cape Town, South Africa)

definitely one super cute Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

definitely one super cute Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

To make this Thomas the Tank Engine Cake I baked two loaf cakes and two 10" round cakes. I also used a Canned Fruit tin that I emptied and washed out, this gives me the perfect shape for the boiler part of the engine.

I then used one loaf cake for the base of the cake and placed the round cake on it's side for the boiler. I cut the second loaf shape to make the engine room , by cutting a third off and tipping the longer side on it's end and attaching it to the back of the cake.

To make the roof of the engine room, I cut the remaining round cake in half and used the dome shape to make the roof.

I iced the chimneys before putting them onto the boilers and then iced the stripes and filled in the colors. I added the details with fondant, molding them as I needed to.

The face was cut from Grey fondant that I rolled flat and cut round eyes from. I cut into the fondant a little for the cheeks. To mold the mouth I mounted this last onto the cake with some buttercream.

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Oct 04, 2012
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Fruit tin NEW
by: Nicole

Hi,

I don't quite understand how you got the front round part. Did you bake that shape in the fruit tin or use the fruit tin to cut it out? If you cut it out which in was this from?

Mar 17, 2012
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In answer to your question Ann NEW
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Ann,

The Thomas Cake would have used a fruit tin for the front section, right behind Thomas's face.

Regards,

Michelle (editor)

Mar 15, 2012
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Tins NEW
by: ann

Thomas looks stunning but where did you use the fruit tin on the cake was it right at the back or the front portion?

Mar 14, 2012
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method used NEW
by: ann

Thomas looks spectacular, but can you tell me where did you use the fruit tin and what size

Oct 15, 2011
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METHOD USED
by: Anonymous

hello I cannot understand where you used the 10" round cakes. can u pls explain further?
thanks
ed

Oct 11, 2009
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great thomas desgn
by: lynne

i love this cake i going to do this for my sons birthday for his 3rd... what number of nozzle is used for piping the coloured icing?

lynne

Oct 03, 2008
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Thomas Has A Great Face
by: Michelle

Thanks for entering our Kids Birthday Cake contest Grace. Good luck!

I love Thomas' face - it's so expressive. You've really captured him well.

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