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Thomas the Tank Engine Cake


Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

Make 3 3/4 cups of buttercream icing:

? Tint 3/4 cup gray

? Tint 3/4 cup blue

? Tint 1/2 cup red

? Tint 1/4 cup yellow

? Tint 3/4 cup black

? Reserve 1/2 cup white

Step 2

Decorate in numerical order:

Trace pan shape on cake board. Cut board and wrap with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Position cake on board. Ice sides, background areas, inside edges of cab and bumper, and inside of mouth smooth with white buttercream icing.

Step 3

Use tip 3 and black buttercream icing to pipe outline following pan.

Step 4

Use tip 5 and gray buttercream icing to pipe in wheels. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 5

Use tip 5 and blue buttercream icing to pipe in wheel caps. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 6

Use tip 5 and red buttercream icing to pipe in hitch. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch

Step 7

Use tip 5 and white buttercream icing to pipe in eyes. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 8

Use tip 5 and black buttercream icing to pipe in connector, pupils, eyebrows, inside bumper pads and inside of lights. Pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 9

Use tip 16 and blue buttercream icing to pipe stars for cab.

Step 10

Use tip 16 and black buttercream icing to pipe stars for roof and underside of train.

Step 11

Use tip 16 and gray buttercream icing to pipe stars for face and underside of cab.

Step 12

Use tip 16 and red buttercream to pipe stars for bumper

Step 13

Use tip 3 and black buttercream icing to overpipe brows.

Step 14

Use tip 12 and black buttercream icing to pipe top edge of roof and ring on bumper pads.

Step 15

Use tip 12 and yellow buttercream icing to pipe outside edge of lights.

Step 16

Use tip 1 and white buttercream icing to pipe eye highlight and connector hole.

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Sky Blue Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color (combine sky blue with royal blue for blue shown)

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color (combine red-red with a touch of lemon yellow for red shown)

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color (combine golden yellow and lemon yellow for yellow shown.)

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Two-layer cake mix or make favorite layer cake recipe

Two-layer cake mix or make favorite layer cake recipe

cornstarch

cornstarch

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Disposable Decorating Bags

Disposable Decorating Bags

Coupler

Coupler

13 x 19 in. Cake Board

13 x 19 in. Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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