Thomas The Train

Business By loriemoms Updated 19 Nov 2005 , 6:31am by VACakelady

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loriemoms Posted 18 Nov 2005 , 5:37pm
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I have a client who wants to have a cake made that is for a Thomas the Train Birthday party. Does anyone know if it is ok to do a drawing of Thomas the Train on a sheet cake (not using a character pan) or should I try doing more of a generic train and just make it the blue colors, etc? I am concerned about licensing problems...

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VACakelady Posted 19 Nov 2005 , 6:31am
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I know that it is against the licensing rules to do cakes like these, but nonetheless they are done on a regular basis. I guess you should use your own discretion.

For most of my clients who want character cakes, I transfer the character image onto a sheet cake. I find this more versatile, that way if a character goes 'out of style' I'm not stuck with a pan that I cannot use. I have done Thomas with the Wilton stand up train pan (see my pics), and that worked out well when I had the toy to go by. I did have to carve a small amount from the cake to get the shaping right though. Good luck with your cake.

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