I cut out the general cake shape, piling up rectangle off cuts to get the shape. I also cut and filled the pieces. One of the tips that i was taught by PC was to do this so then everyone get a good eating experience.
While i was doing that my sister was making the Thomas face and the other little embellishments
I will say that the red and black was very hard to work with. It was very soft and the colour stains easily.
We slowly added all of the pieces once the cake was covered, and were very excited to see it all come together!
My nephew was VERY excited when he saw the cake stating' oooohhhh wow, Lachie's cake..... choo choo.... woooooowwwww'. Which i think is 2 year old speak for "I'm impressed".
It's not perfect but i am still pretty happy with the end result!!