I had a lot of fun making this Thomas the Train birthday cake. It might have been a lot of work but my son LOVES it. The big smile on his face is what makes the extra work worth while.
As always I used Pinterest for ideas. After searching for a bit I picked out my favorite ideas from a bunch of different birthday cakes and designed the cake I wanted to make. This one required some planning so I drew it out on paper first. I did a very rough draft, just enough so I knew what would fit where on the cake.
Once I had the cake made and iced in green I had to get the number 2 onto the cake. I used the actual Thomas train to trace the number on the cake. This gave me an outline to follow when I added the icing for the train tracks. It also helps keep the tracks all the same size.
To make the tree I built the “frame” with marshmallows, stuck together with icing in a pyramid shape. Than covered them in buttercream icing. I used only 1 marshmellow for the bush.
The rocks around the pond and surrounding the base are M&M’s. You could use rock candies but the M&M’s were on sale and William LOVES them so they were my first choice.
What’s your favorite type of cake to make?