Which little boy, or girl doesn’t like Thomas? I made this Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake for my lovely blogging buddy Ally from Messed Up Mum. It was for her little man J’s second birthday, I don’t know who was more excited by the cake, mummy or son.

I didn’t take any step by step photo’s for this cake but I can still give you a few little tips. I always plan my cakes out before I start them so I know exactly what I’m doing.

I think about my cake decorating in layers, this gives the best effect when you’re doing a flat design but want more of a 3D effect. Everything is built on top of the other, so the cake is covered in the sky background then the second landscape layer is added. The fencing & the clouds added on top really make it all stand out.

The Thomas is a little trickier, you have to decide what shapes you can use to create. I always try to use simple cutters where possible as this gives the cleanest finish. Again layer the detail on top of each other, if you tried to piece it together like a jigsaw then it would be far too complicated and layering gives a much better effect.

I’m completely self taught, with a little help from YouTube and have had a few people ask me about putting tutorials up on the blog so I’m beginning to add How To’s & Hint’s & Tips, so if there’s anything in particular you want to know then just leave me a comment.

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  1. July 10, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    That cake is amazing! I wish you were nearer so I could commission you to make the kid’s cakes – Little Man loves Thomas! x
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  2. July 12, 2015 / 10:47 am

    Wow, the cake looks absolutely amazing! My little boy (just turned two) loves Thomas and would love a cake like this. Looking forward to seeing your online shop 🙂 Polly x
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  3. July 12, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    This is brilliant! Would go down very well in our house – everyone loves Thomas! #sundaysweets
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    • July 25, 2015 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks Ness, I don’t think Thomas will ever go out of style 🙂
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  4. July 14, 2015 / 11:49 am

    That is amazing! My son turns 3 later this year and I’ll have to start thinking about a more adventurous cake than he’s had to far. This one is lovely 🙂
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    • July 25, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks Claire, if you make it yourself feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions
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  5. July 14, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Such a great cake. I am planning M’s birthday cake at the moment, so may have to ask you a few questions and advice. I am hoping to do a piñata one!! 🙂 xx #tastytuesdays
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    • July 25, 2015 / 9:17 pm

      Of course! I’m making a piñata one soon so will post the tutorial 🙂
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  6. August 16, 2015 / 11:12 am

    Wow that looks really good! I know a few little boys who would love that! (I’ll have to show their mums lol) #SundaySweets
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  7. August 18, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Such an impressive cake. I’ve never done any cake decorationg but want to make a cake for my daughter’s 5th birthday. That’s not untilFebruary so I’ve got a while to learn. There’s some good tips here. #SundaySweets
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