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Do-It-Yourself 3D Cake of Thomas The Tank Engine. Actually I made this a year ago for my son, but found a hard time to upload here aka lazy huehuehue. Ok, here we go…
The cake is crafted from 20x20cm, feel free to resize bigger than this:
The cake should be made of firm base cake like Madeira Sponge Cake which is more dense and dry than a sponge cake, recipe follows.
The layer is sticked with chocolate ganache, **My right hand is busy with camera :p
Frosted with ganache or thin buttercream, like this:
Cover with blue fondant and trim the excess:
Start the ornaments…
I know this was not perfect but my son was happy for sure. Please ignore the messy background 😀
And…voila! If I can make this, so you will.
Recipe by James Martin, BBC Food.
- 175g/6oz butter, at room temperature
- 175g/6oz caster sugar
- 3 free-range eggs
- 250g/9oz self-raising flour
- 2-3 tbsp milk
- 1 lemon, zest only
- 1-2 thin pieces of candied citron or lemon peel, to decorate
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease an 18cm/7in round cake tin, line the base with greaseproof paper and grease the paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating the mixture well between each one and adding a tablespoon of the flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture curdling.
- Sift the flour and gently fold in, with enough milk to give a mixture that falls slowly from the spoon. Fold in the lemon zest.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and lightly level the top. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and set aside to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn it out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.