Thomas Fondant Cake How-to

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Here's how to create the fondant cake featured in our Boys Birthday Cake Ideas Gallery.

Ingredients:

  • Two frosted cakes of different sizes
  • Blue fondant
  • White fondant
  • Green fondant
  • Yellow fondant
  • Icing color in brown
  • White icing tube
  • Green icing tube
  • Red icing tube

Supplies:

    __Fondant roller     __X-Acto knife     __Toothpick     __Tip coupler
    __Wilton decorating tip 352     __Wilton decorating tip 3, 4 or 5
    __Wilton decorating tip 12     __Wilton decorating tip 233     __Thomas toy

Instructions:

  1. Roll out and smooth your blue fondant over both cakes and trim off excess with an X-Acto knife.

  2. Roll out your green and yellow fondant. Using an X-Acto knife, cut out shapes for hills from the green fondant and a sun from the yellow fondant.

  3. Take a small ball of white fondant and knead it until it's soft. Divide the ball into two and use a toothpick to dot brown icing color onto one of them. Knead until the color is evenly distributed and the ball is light brown. Repeat with another ball of fondant, this time increasing the brown icing color for a deeper brown. Roll out both balls of fondant.

  4. Take the light brown fondant and use an X-Acto knife to cut out rectangular strips (for the tracks) and rounds (for the tunnel entrance). Take the darker brown fondant and cut out shapes for the tunnel and tree trunks.

  5. Dab all of your fondant cutouts with water and attach to cake.

  6. Fit the tube of green icing with the tip coupler and tip 352 and pipe leaves onto the trees. Switch the tip to 233 and pipe grass around the base of the cake.

  7. Fit the tube of red icing with the tip coupler and tip 3, 4, or 5 and pipe apples onto the trees.

  8. Fit the tube of white icing with the tip coupler and tip 12 and pipe on clouds.