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Monday, May 14, 2007

Train Wreck

As promised, here is the cake I made. It's for the Boy's best friend, who wanted a Thomas the Tank Engine cake. I tried.


I used a molded train pan from Wilton, which, as all mothers of toddler boys are well aware, is not shaped like the actual Thomas. The design got a little fudged. Also, I made a HUGE mistake while making the blue icing and ended up having to make a whole new batch with an hour to go before the party started. No pressure, right?


There wasn't even time to clear off the table and take a decent picture of Thomas' evil cousin. The icing I used for his face was a little too thin. While I waited for it to harden enough to sculpt, it started sliding off! He ended up looking like he's 80 and making paid appearances during his retirement. Oh well! The Birthday Boy knew who he was when he looked at the cake and I suppose that's really what matters, right?

Trains are very big in this family. This was actually the 3rd one I made for them. Other cakes I've made at their request include basket of strawberries, Cookie Monster, coo-coo clock (possibly my favorite cake ever!), a white bear and a Panda Bear. They joke that they have me on retainer. I'm just glad that they like my cakes!

9 comments:

The Slothower Family said...

You are AMAZING! I think the cake looks great. I don't know how you do it all. Whatever you're on, save some for me! :) I still think our cake was the best.

Kristie said...

You are so funny!!! I don't think that Thomas looks like he is 80!!!! Any 2+ yr old could figure it out!! I think that you do an amazing job. I only wish you lived closer so that I could get one of your amazing cakes!!!!!!

jeneflower said...

OMGsh! That is an amazing cake! I tried making a custom cake once- in the shape of a dino when my oldest was little. He loved it, but it didn't EVEN compare to your extravagant cake. WOW!

Amanda said...

That is AWESOME! you can't even TRY to tell us it is not!!!! I loved looking through all the cakes you have made you are VERY talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debi said...

To think a normal girl like you could be so extraordinary!!!! You have so much patience to do such a detailed job on your cakes! I bet the birthday boy had a perfect day!

Debi said...

Oops, I forgot to ask.....how did you make the black coal in the freight car???

Jessica G. said...

Debi - I used licorice chunks. Cheating, I know, but oh so much easier! (And tasty, too.)

Emily said...

How is that cheating? It is creative.

Debi said...

I love licorice!! Thanks for letting me in on your secrets!!

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