original Thomas cake. I got a request for it, but unfortunately that cake is one of the more expensive ones and it also is quite a large cake meant for feeding about 25-30 people. So the mom and I came up with a less costly and smaller version of that cake.
I used a 9 x 13 inch pan and trimmed off portions to make the shape of a front view of Thomas. The black and grey icing were iced smooth while the red and blue was done with stars to fill the whole thing in, including the sides.
I heard later from the mom that the birthday girl loved the cake.