I had the pleasure of making a Thomas the Train birthday cake for a friend's son this week and he loved it! When they originally ordered the cake they had a very specific list of things that he wanted on his birthday cake. I thought it was so cute! He specifically requested a train, train tracks, a big rainbow, trees, clouds, etc. etc. haha! Pretty decisive little dude, huh? Anyway, he basically made my job easy.
My son is also in love with Thomas, so it made this project extra fun for me! My little guy was right there next to me, watching every detail being cut out and added and giving his advice/opinion throughout the whole process. It was really cute! He felt like he had made the cake by the end.
The 9 inch round is rainbow cake (each of the 6 layers is a different color) with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream filling. The tunnel is a 6 inch chocolate cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream filling. I made homemade fondant to cover the cakes and to make all the trees, grass, railroad signs, train tracks, rocks, clouds, etc. The rainbow and the Thomas figurine are made out of gum paste because it dries a little faster and harder. Everything on the cake is 100% edible and delicious.