Thomas theme cake, cupcakes and cookies are preschoolers’ favorite. This cake was customized for a 4 year old birthday party at school. It was a surprise for all the kids and they couldn’t take their eyes off the cake. Every kid was trying to figure out where the train track is going and admiring the details on Thomas. Some child even noticed the number on Thomas was different. The cake was a two layer 6″ pound cake filled with whipped chocolate frosting and covered with fondant. The Thomas figurine was made out of fondant and it was 100% edible. The cupcake with fondant topper symbolized the smoke from the engine and I created name and age to made the setting more personal. The decorated Thomas sugar cookies were about 4-5 inches and they were given to each child as a party favor. Overall, it was such an amazing experience to see different reactions form the children and how much they enjoy the cake.
This was my first attempt on creating a figurine like this with fondant. The eyes, brows and mouth were painted by hand.
One mistake I made was moving the figurine a little too much after it dried so the boy’s left leg cracked. It is important not to move or reposition the dried fondant too much to avoid breakage. The beach boy figurine was made with 100% fondant. Can you imagine how it will look on top of the cake. I loved how it turned out.
For more figurine pictures check out Dream Cakes by Maggie on Flickr.