Hello, I could really use some advice. I am making a cake for my friends son who is turning 2. The theme is Mickey Mouse Choo Choo Express. I have photoshoped a cake design and want to attempt something new. I have always done my deisngs in a 50/50 fondant/gumpaste mix. I would like to try and make them out of Wilton candy melts. I feel it would be cheaper b/c I make my own fondant. I was going to just get white ones to color them myself and a bag or 2 of black. I just am not sure how much to tell my friend to buy. Here are some photos of what I want to do. It is an 18in X 12in X 2 in cake. I need to have a list in the next few days so she can get them and give me plenty of time to make all the pieces. The cake is due on May 19th.
I will be wrapping a train around all four sides also make of candy melts. The train will be about 1 inch taller than the sides.
This will be the front side:
The back side:
The 2 short sides:
I don’t want to have her over buy too much but I know she can return any unopened bags I don’t use.
Thank You in advance for your help.