Last Sunday we celebrated Boomper's (the boy wonder) third birthday. Hard to believe it's three years already.
Last year, I decided to make his cake, so I made one that looked like a dump truck. he liked it so much, he wanted to play with it.
This year, I wanted to make a Thomas the Tank Engine cake, but after talking it over with The Wife, we decided that it would be better NOT to experience the possible psychological trauma of a little boy watching his favorite train get sliced up with a large knife. Believe me, I can just picture the look in his eyes, and then the look in my eyes as I'm shelling out huge sums of cash for all the therapy. Not pretty.
So instead of Thomas, I decide I was going to make a simple steam engine with tender, and after my first experience building a groom's cake for a nephew, I decided to revisit the world of fondant.
First of all, let me go on record as saying that Duff and the kids at Charm City Cakes make it look a whole lot easier than it really is. Of course, they also crank out boatloads of cakes each and every week, and get loads of practice.
So the picture above is only my second attempt with fondant, and I'm sure that with a wee bit of practice, I'll get "mad skills"... as the kids say.