Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday cake

Thomas The Tank Engine!

and started this cake by following it....
Then I just went my own way with my own ideas as usual!
The tutorial was very easy to follow,
I just like fondant better it has a very sharp look to me.
I used a 12x18 sheet cake and one layer of an 8" round.
This was crumb iced and refrigerated for a couple hours.
I used fondant to cover the entire cake. The top pieces, the bell and whistle,
are made with rice Krispie treats and covered with fondant. Thomas' face is made with fondant. The wheels are cookies covered with fondant. The little signs are gum paste. I changed the #1 on the side of the engine to a #4 because the little boy was turning 4.
The board is covered with butter cream. Green, for the grass and then the tracks are brown sugar. I placed two little LED lights in the front of the train!


Anonymous said...

How did you do the lights?

The Cake Lady said...

The lights are small LED lights that you just twist to turn off and on. You can find them in Michaels type craft stores. After the fondant was put on I stuck the lights in where I wanted them then pulled them in and out so we could take them out and turn them on when needed. Thanks for asking. I used flashing ones back on top of my slot machine cake also!