Created by: Macgurl
Project

Thomas the Tank Engine cake

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake buttercream fondant royal icing What are you most proud of? I like the cobblestone effect, and the wooden bits - made them by hand from my homemade fondant & they turned out well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of fondant for covering an unusual shape - I didn't use enough & it did tear a little but covered it up ok. Not a big fan of store bought fondant personally. I gave it a go for my last two cakes as I was making 2 on the same day just to save time, but I find it doesn't look as smooth, taste as nice, and its very expensive! Next time I'd be more prepared to make my own fondant for the whole cake not just for decorations.

You Can Make This

Macgurl made Thomas the Tank Engine cake with:

Advanced Fondant Techniques

Online Class

Advanced Fondant Techniques

with Marina Sousa

  • Fondant

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake buttercream fondant royal icing What are you most proud of? I like the cobblestone effect, and the wooden bits - made them by hand from my homemade fondant & they turned out well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of fondant for covering an unusual shape - I didn't use enough & it did tear a little but covered it up ok. Not a big fan of store bought fondant personally. I gave it a go for my last two cakes as I was making 2 on the same day just to save time, but I find it doesn't look as smooth, taste as nice, and its very expensive! Next time I'd be more prepared to make my own fondant for the whole cake not just for decorations.

Q&A with Macgurl

cindy moss asked:
How absoutely cute my grandson would go nuts for a cake like that
Macgurl answered:
Thanks very much!
mjfp asked:
Cute idea! My sons also really love Thomas.
Macgurl answered:
Thanks!

Skill Level

Intermediate