It has been more than 60 years since Thomas the Tank Engine showed up for his very first adventure. Over the course of a half-century, Thomas the Tank has been thrilling children and getting them excited about the railroad. Thomas the Tank cakes are extremely popular and easy to do. Provided, of course, you know what to put on them.
It goes without saying that no Thomas the Tank Engine cake can be complete without featuring the titular character. Whether you use a toy or draw him on the cake, Thomas should be right up front. His round, smiling face, shiny blue body, and black smoke stack make Thomas who he is.
Thomas is a tank engine, which means he is an important part of the railroad. The railroad needs to be an important part of your cake. Draw on railroad signs, railroad tracks and maybe even a conductor's hat. If it has to do with the railroad, you could put it on your cake.
Thomas has numerous friends, any of which can be included in the cake. These might include Alfie the Excavator, Annie, Daisy, Arthur, Ben, Bert, Bertie, Cranky or Fergus. Use whoever the birthday boy or girl likes best.