For Francis 2nd birthday I’d have like to have attempted a Thomas the Tank Engine cake, but I think it was a little beyond my abilities at the time. Perhaps for his 3rd birthday?
Anyway, I endeavoured to undertake a cake of a train; at 2 years old, I was sure that he’d be happy with a train whatever it was!
I purchased some fondant icing, lots of different sweets and biscuits, and a few different size cakes.
I purchased some ‘rectangular’ shaped cakes and a swiss roll for the ‘boiler’ part of the engine. I covered each section in fondant icing, not very well as I had no idea at that time how to use it. The wheels were Oreos with sweets stuck on with buttercream icing. Liquorice was used as lines and half a mini roll was used as a funnel! A small amount of butter cream icing was used for ‘smoke’.
The decorating of the engine and carriages was fun and Francis was thrilled. All the boys loved picking the ‘sweets’ off!