Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Final Step!





Eating Thomas! Take a lot of photos before you start cutting and be sure to send one to me! If you'd like your cake featured on this site, please give me permission to share it. ; ) Of course, I'll give you credit for whatever masterpiece you come up with! Can't wait to see it. : )







    32 comments:

    Overwhelmed! said...

    Wendy, this post is fantastic! If only I had seen it about a month earlier when I was planning my son's 2nd birthday party.

    We went with a train theme but my MIL made him a train cake, as shown in my Snuggle Bug's 2nd birthday party post.

    Honestly, had I seen your tutorial in time, I might have been tempted to make your Thomas the Tank Engine cake instead.

    Great work!

    Wendy said...

    Thanks for the compliments! The snuggle bug train is very cute. :)
    By the way, the photos on your blog are breath taking!

    Anonymous said...

    Oh gosh you make this look so simple!! I really hope that when I attempt this cake in a few weeks for my nephew's birthday that my cake looks as good as yours. Thanks for the tutorial!!
    ~Nicky

    Anonymous said...

    Wow this is a fantastic cake and how well you did, thankyou for putting up such a detailed tutorial, i am going to make it hope it comes out almost as well as yours, wish me luck thanks again
    - Danielle

    Anonymous said...

    Fantastic cake Wendy. I think the solution to your 'wheel dilemma' is that you actually only see half the wheels, the top half is hidden by the body of the engine. The wheels can therefore be twice the size.
    I'm trying to do a Toby the Tram Engine for my son Toby's second birthday and your tutorial has been inspirational - thanks!
    Alison

    Keeping My Head Above Water... said...

    Hi Wendy! I made your airplane cake last year for my sons birthday and this year I think I am going to attempt Thomas The Train cake. Thanks for making this tutorial!! I will send you pics if I am successful!:) Thanks again!

    Anonymous said...

    Wendy - You have just made me the happiest woman in the world. My son, Ryan, is autistic and he's going to be 15 in a couple of weeks. His all time favorite thing in the world is Thomas the Tank Engine so I am thrilled to find this amazingly detailed set of instructions on making a Thomas cake. I'm going to start now so that I can work on the cake while Ryan is at school. I can't thank you enough for this tutorial.

    Debbie

    SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

    Hi Wendy
    Your post is really ellaborate...very nice and illustrative and easy to do ...
    Do visit my website too!!
    Thanx a ton
    Swati

    The Allen Family said...

    Amazing!! You have been incredibly helpful! I will let you know how it goes. I am not going to attempt making one as large as you did, but I am making the fondant face, which should be an adventure!!

    Spectacular!

    Amy lou said...

    Wow.. u really set the bar up high for a thomas train. Originally i had thought of just using a sheet cake and carving out the face and just a frontal veiw.. but after seeing this. my cake would be nothing. His grandmother usually does the cakes but since we moved from oh to ga, she wont b able to. Ive never made n e decorative cake so if this works (which from ur step by step.. i might b able to accomplish..lol)i would b sooo proud. Thanks 4 the great insperation!

    Mary said...

    This is soooooo amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge,I will try my hand at this someday soon.Thomas's face is wonderful,it loooks exactly like him.

    chefandrea said...

    Just found your post this morning as I was searching the internet for Thomas cake ideas. I have been asked to create a cake for a 5-year old's birthday next month. I am so impressed with your decorating skills. The Thomas face was done perfectly. I may try to follow your intructions instead of just using a paper cut out pasted on the front of my cake. Thank you so much for sharing this. You have saved me so much time and energy trying to figure all this out on my own.

    Mighty said...

    Great cake!
    I'm trying to work out how to do a Gordon cake, and you've been an inspiration.

    Anonymous said...

    I used your tutorial and made this cake for my 2 year old's birthday. It turned out great. I did make one change, though, I used an old vegetable can (cleaned first, of course) and baked some cake in it to use for the rounded part of Thomas behind his face. It worked well and cut down on the extra cutting/waste. Thanks for the tutorial!

    MarianCh said...

    wonderful cake! thanks a lot! my child will be delighted

    Anonymous said...

    Wendy, thank you very much, your fotos helped me a lot, I would like to send you pictures of Thomas which I made with help of your fotos. Here is link http://www.tortyodmamy.sk/?q=auticka-vlaciky/thomas-tank
    my name si Mira, on that site Asistentka. Thank you for your help!!!!

    a Brit Of Cake said...

    Thanks for this amazing blog.....my son turns 3 in May and wants a Thomas cake so I am going to try out your tutorial......check out my cakes if you get time, i have been doing this for just under a year now and love it!
    http://abritofcake.blogspot.com/

    Deb said...

    Thank you for the great tutorial Wendy! I am going to make this cake for my son's very important first birthday and would like to know if I can use gum paste instead of fondant for Thomas' face? If no why not (out of curiosity).

    Thank you again!

    Wendy said...

    Deb, You can use gumpaste instead of fondant, but I usually don't because it dries too fast for my taste. :o) If it's something you're accustomed to using, I'm sure you'll be fine. I'm not sure it it will hold to the cookie stick as well as fondant, but maybe it won't matter since gravity should keep the face on/around the stick?
    Good luck to you!!

    Anonymous said...

    Great Cake! ...best Thomas cake I've seen!!..and I'm a Pastry Chef!

    Your tutorial is great, very thorough and helpful, especially for making Thomas' face! ...Great for someone who has never made a cake in their life, as well as for those who have made plenty of them!

    I'll send you some pictures when I'm done!!! Can't wait! :)

    ~Ashley

    John said...

    Awesome Cake! Just wish mine had turned out 1/2 as good. I guess that super moist is not a good choice as mine was WAY too delicate. Really sucks as I wanted to make this for my Son for his B-day before I deployed. Guess Ill just end up with a regular cake...again, great job!

    Springbird said...

    This is a fantastic post and u have done a great job in posting step-by-step tips and instructions for a beginner like me.

    Kim said...

    I bought the wilton 3d train pan and used it for a thomas cake a few months ago. Then a client asked for the exact cake, but smaller on a train track on a round cake. I thought "uh oh" then I found a link to your tutorial. You saved the day! Thanks so much for posting the instructions.

    Thomas set said...

    I can't believe my eyes that was a fantastic tutorial. I'm going to start on one next week after pay day

    Thank you soo much

    Alison said...

    Thank you so much, you saved the day. I had to make a Thomas cake for my nephew's 3rd birthday. I only started baking in November and this was my first birthday cake. I took bits and pieces of advice from here. How do I send you a pic ? xxx

    Lills said...

    This is stunning! I'm going to try something similar but with butter icing as i'm learning to use the foundant and plastic icing and am really battling with it still :)

    aurelia said...

    hey thanks for the ideas...did do two for my twin boy...Thomas and Percy was a very big hit with them and their friends...aurelia

    CakeAddict said...

    I'm so glad I came across your blog. My son's 3rd bday is on Sunday and he is obsessed with Thomas so I'm planning to make this cake for him. I'm really nervous. Your step-by-step instructions are really good but I hope I can make it as good as yours. When you get a chance, please check out my blog as well
    http://delectabledezzerts.blogspot.com/

    Sandy said...

    Wow, thank you for sharing! My daughter is 2 next week and LOVES Thomas. I made the face today and will attempt the rest next week. Fingers crossed!!

    Emily Train said...

    How long have you been doing this? That looks really good

    candyteag said...

    You are just awesome for sharing this. You have a great talent, Thanks!

    Raegan said...

    Thanks for this tutorial! Your directions make it seem so easy? Is it really? Can I finish this a day before the party w/o it drying out?