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Thomas the Train Cake

27_Thomas The Train Cake 28_Thomas The Train Cake29_Thomas The Train Cake 24_Thomas The Train Cake 23_Thomas The Train CakeThis cake uses a combination of toys and handmade artwork.
When dealing with iconic characters it is sometimes the wise choice to go with the actual item instead of representation.
This cake was made and decorated using both buttercream and fondant.
The trees are made by making a cone out of fondant and then cutting into the cone to make a tree.  There are many tutorials on this on youtube.com, and the results are amazing.  They really look like mini ever green trees.
The railroad track was the biggest challenge because it had to match the toy Thomas the Train but the end result was really cute and the child got to keep the toy as a bonus present.