Thomas The Train Cake Ideas

Thomas The Train Cake Ideas
To Help Rev Up Your Birthday Engines!


Creating a Thomas the Tank cake is a fun and exciting endeavor that may be enjoyed by individuals of all ages. If you happen to be considering a Thomas party, then you might want to keep reading and check out our train cakes and garner a few ideas for your own shindigz.


Thomas the Tank Cake – Full Steam Ahead for Your Next Birthday Party

Thomas the Tank Engine is a character of what is referred to as “The Railway Series”, which was written by a Reverend, Wilbert Awdry, and his child, Christopher. Eventually, the character was featured in a spin-off television series called, “Thomas & Friends”. Today, he is considered to be the most popular character of the series. Thomas is a steam locomotive tank engine that is blue in color, and has a red lining. The number “1” is proudly sported by the character.

If you have an interest in creating a Thomas cake, you will be pleased to see that we have posted numerous pictures that display cakes using a Thomas the Tank Engine theme. You should take a few minutes to look over each picture in order to find inspiration for your own creation.

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Photo courtesy of: Kyrie416

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Photo courtesy of: Kayley Mackay

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Photo courtesy of: Pbjoachim

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Photo courtesy of: BirthdayCakes4Free

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Photo courtesy of: ForTheLoveOfCake.CA

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Cake Submitted By:
Denise - Lake Charles, LA
Thomas Train Birthday Cake

thomas the train cake



This Thomas the Train Engine Cake is one of my most popular cakes. I made this for my nephew's 2nd birthday.

I baked a half-sheet cake and a 9-inch round cake. I printed Thomas' face on my computer (be sure to print your picture as an iron-on or reversed picture). I then traced the picture in black icing with a #2 tip. I put the 9-inch cake on top of the half-sheet cake. I star-tipped the background and iced the round cake in gray.

Then I turned the picture I printed out and traced over it onto the round cake. When I removed the paper, Thomas' face was ready to decorate. I retraced the black lines and filled in the other details.

Since doing this cake, I have invested in an ediable printer. I use rice or wafer paper with it and it makes it a lot easier.

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Cake Submitted By:
Lynette - Buena Park, CA
Thomas The Tank Engine Cake

thomas the train cake


I was inspired to make this cake because my 3-year-old nephew loves Thomas.

I used licorice for the train tracks so after the party, he would beable to use the wind-up trains without frosting being stuck in the wheels.

I also printed happy birthday with a wide round tip to make it look like clouds. I used the "grass" tip to make the number 3 to match the surrounding grass next to the trains.

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Now that you have looked through all of the Thomas the Train cake pictures on this page, you can see that there are many unique ways to create cakes that reflect or resemble the Thomas the Train character. You may create round cakes, sheet cakes, multiple layer cakes, cakes that include cake topper toys, fondant edible toppers, and more! The type of cake that you create will be based on your expertise in cake baking and decoration. It is important to simply ensure that the cake exhibits the colors of the tank engine, and the railroad theme – in general – in order to capture the essence of the character. The instructions that follow will help you in creating your own Thomas the Train cake:

Instructions for Creating a Thomas Train Cake

Items Needed:

  • Thomas the Train Cake Image Topper (Edible)
  • White Cake Mix
  • White Cake Frosting
  • White Fondant
  • Red Writing Icing
  • Round Cake Pan
  • Cake Tray

Step 1: Prepare the cake pan, based on the directions of the white cake mix box.

Step 2: Prepare the batter, pour in the cake pan, bake, and then, allow the baked cake to completely cool.

Step 3: Frost the cake using the white icing once you have placed it on the cake tray.

Step 4: Roll out the white fondant and use it to completely cover the cake.

Step 5: Take the red writing icing tube and place red icing around the sides of the top of the cake and the sides of the bottom of the cake.

Step 6: Now that you have completely decorated the cake, place the Thomas the Train edible frosting image on the top center.

Creating a Thomas cake for a birthday party is a lot of fun, and relatively simple – depending on the design that you choose to use. Now that you have seen our pictures and have studied the instructions that we have posted on this page, we would like for you to try to create your very own Thomas the Train cake! As you are creating the cake, be certain to ensure that you take a lot of pictures. Then, we would like for you to come back to this page and upload your images via our submission link. Once your pictures are uploaded onto the site, we will then share your images with our readers. This will allow others to experience inspiration on creating cakes for their Thomas the Tank Engine- themed birthday parties.

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I can't wait to see a photo of your homemade Thomas the Train cake, along with reading the story behind your masterpiece. Thank you sharing!


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