Well we will be hosting the party at Incredible Pizza. Given I just here recently took a cake decor class, Course 1 only!... I wouldlike to try and make him a THomas the tank engine cake. Does anyone have any easy ideas or just advice on what type of cake I should make. is there a way to make the Train w/out the cake pan! ? can someone Loan me one! ...I'll send it back! ...well thought I'd ask! I live in Houston, Tx. I appreciate all the help i can get.
You could just make a round cake with thomas's face on top, and then primary colors or railroad track designs on the side...suggesting that because it would be pretty simple as a beginner, and you don't have to worry about a pan you don't have.
There are also some cute cakes in the galleries here that don't use the pan, and on this link that may help http://images.google.com/images?q=thomas+the+train+cake&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images
If you want a really easy idea you could make a basic cake and pipe out tracks, then place some Thomas trains on top. Then he'd have the trains to add to his collection. You could take some waffle style ice cream cones and frost them to resemble trees too. One year I did this for my son and found the train that had his year on it... seems like it was his 3rd bday, but now can't remember. Anyway, then all you'd have to do is pipe borders and write Happy Birthday.
Wow! Those cakes are amazing!!
I have a 3-D Thomas on my sites too.
AC Moore sells a Thomas card game that comes in a cool plastic case. If you laid that on the cake, and decorated around it, it would look pretty cool. I'm thinking of doing that for my son's b-day cake. I'm afraid to try making tracks with frosting, my hand isn't too steady yet!