I have to do a 3d Thomas cake this weekend. I looked at the Wilton pan but it is only one-sided for a flat cake. I pm'd a poster that has a nice Thomas the train cake but have no reply yet. Anyone have any advice or instruction? Thanks in advance.
PM me and I'll send you the scanned instructions from the Debbie Brown book.
If you look in my photos you'll see a 2-tiered Thomas cake. It's a cake that looks like a cake but with Thomas' face. I don't know if this will do for your purposes, but it was fairly easy to do.
I did one. i used an 11x15 and cut it into 3 equal sections and stacked. Now it was 11x5 and 6 inches in height. Then I cut about an inch from the front section and added the extra inch to increase the height of the back end. So now it is 5 inches tall in the front and 7 inches in the back. I added a dowel in the back as it was getting tall and starting to lean a bit. Then I carved into the Thomas shape. It is best to sit down and sketch it out first to determine where you want to cut everything. I write in out in inches...make it go very smoothly.
I made the face up ahead of time out of fondant. I made it a 3 inch circle.
I did find that tutorial that was just posted very helpful, though I did do mine a little differently. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Thank you for your replies. Your cakes are great! I will try to follow the tutorial. Thanks a bunch!