Friday, March 30, 2012
Thomas the Train cake
Just for fun, I want to share with you a cake I made last weekend.
Thomas the Train!
I turned a sheet pan full of homemade tender yellow cake into a train. I thought of Thomas in geometric shapes, lots of rectangles and a few circles. I used a knife and a biscuit cutter, chopped up the (frozen) cake without abandon. There were about 1/4 cup of scraps left. Nailed it. Glued the pieces together with some chocolate butter cream, coated the train in more chocolaty butter cream and popped him in the freezer. A few hours later I pulled the body of the cake out, hard as a rock and rolled out a big round piece of fondant and draped it over the cake. Slowly the cake came together, I made his face out of gum paste and let it dry separately.
A few hours later, Thomas the Train looked like a train, I was pleased, there were no epics, just a cake for a happy little boy's birthday.
I am trying to weasel into every birthday party, baby shower, and random occasion that might require a cake. I love decorating cakes and hope to have a calendar full of cake making in the coming months.
Posted by Michelle Stiles at 3/30/2012