Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake, fondant, Thomas the Tank Engine toy, many toothpicks! What are you most proud of? This was my first attempt at carving a spiral. I think it turned OK although there are some things I'd do differently next time. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The toothpick guides really helped! Also take your time to think through how the spiral will start and end, and where each section of cake will intersect. I didn't do that very well and ended up with some weird angles.