Please help!! I foolishly asked my nearly 3 yr old ds what cake he'd like for his birhtday...<sigh>...and he said Thomas.
Can anyone help with how on earth I go about doing this? Is there a cake tin in the right shape out there? (Not in Lakeland or John Lewis...I've checked already!). Where on earth do I find that quantity of blue icing? [panic emoticon]
I decided in the end after figuring out how to make one and then working out the cost of all the things I would need to buy that it was much less hassle and not much more money to buy the £10 cake from sainsbury's.
I am normally a homemade cake person, but like you was scared of the amount of blue icing I'd have to make, although next year I'm gonig to try sfxmum's idea.
mil made thomas train for lo's birthday this year, took ages and cost a fortune to make. it looked good but for all the effort it's only going to get eaten anyways! i think sfxmum has the right idea, keep it easy and make a track on top for thomas & any of the others
I made Thomas cakes for ds for 4 years in a row! Thomas for his 2nd birthday and thereafter the appropriate Number for his age.
Used to just make Nigella's buttermilk cake in a square tin and then cut it into chucnk and sandwich it together with jam to get the right shape before icing it.
depening on the colour I had to do, I used ready roll icing or buttermilk icing. The blue icing was most easily doen with buttermilk icing plus blue colouring. I then had on eof the "icing wirters" in black to pipe on the details (includign the face) and used ready roll white with a wee bit of black mixed in and cut into a circle for the face.
Used licorice catherine wheels for the bumpers, smarties for the bumpers you get the picture. The finishing touch was a wee bit of cotton wool for the team.
If I say so myself, they did look quite good - the big engines were more of a hassle as I had to to do the tender as well.
Don't have any pictures on my work pc - but you can see the dalek I now have to produce on my profile!