Choo choo, here comes Thomas! An 8 inch cake covered and decorated in Marshmallow Fondant (MMF). Stevie turned 3 so I used the "3" theme randomly around the cake: 3 pieces of wood for the train track, 3 yellow stripes on Thomas, 3 rocks/boulders, 3 bushy trees, and 3 tiny flowers on each bush.
Although this was the 2nd time making a 3D model of Thomas, he was still a challenge...so many parts to add on to such a little guy - he barely stood at 2 inches. The inside of his body is RKT covered over with modeling chocolate and I used dry spaghetti painted with black gel colors for the 4 rods that are in the front. Dry spaghetti and piping gel was also used to secure the puff of steam to the funnel and into the body.
Note: When making edible treats for kids, try to use dry spaghetti over toothpicks - they will bite into anything...and everything.
I kneaded and marbled 3 shades of brown together to create the mountain and rocks with then scored it all over the place with a ball tool to give it some ridges and cracks. I also made the mountain stick up over the top of the cake a bit. Finished off the cake by adding the rolling hills in 2 shades of green, white clouds and trees.
A view around the cake....
|I left room on the top for Stevie to add a No. 3 candle|