Birthday Preparations

Oscar’s 3rd birthday party is tomorrow and I have spent the last 2 days shopping for and preparing the party food.  Its a train themed party with a Thomas and Friends birthday cake.  Almost all the party food has had to be home made, including the cake.  Since I couldn’t use natural food colourings for the decorations, I bought a Thomas and Friends cake topper set, and used some Smarties, Allergy Train honeycomb and a couple of plastic toy trees as additional decorations.  I made the cake yesterday, iced it this afternoon, then decorated it tonight after Oscar went to bed.

Thomas and Friends Carnival Birthday Cake

The lolly bags are also Thomas themed and contain:

  • Mini Smarties box
  • Mini Milk Way bar
  • Darrell Lea white jelly beans (contain orange oil)
  • Allergy Train white musk sticks
  • Allergy Train pear lollipops
  • Black and Gold milk bottles
  • Menz chocy milk bottles
  • Fabulous Fudge Facotry dairy free fudge
  • Balloon
Thomas and Friends Lolly Bags
More about the party tomorrow, or Monday if I’m too exhausted!

Thomas and Friends Cake

Serves 20
Prep time 30 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Salicylates
Suitable for Amines Challenge, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet – Very High Chemical
Meal type Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party


  • 1 cake board or tray
  • 1 Vanilla Cake (Refer to recipe in notes section)
  • 1 Thomas and Friends Carnival Cake Decorating Kit (Refer to link in notes section)

For the icing:

  • 250g butter (softened)
  • 4 cups pure icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa or carob
  • 1/4 cup milk

For the tracks:

  • 1/2 cup pure icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa or carob (Use carob for a low chemical / failsafe version)
  • Water

To decorate:

  • Honeycomb (broken into pieces)
  • Plastic toy trees

To decorate: (Optional)

  • Lollies (to decorate edge)


1. Place the cake onto the cake board or tray.
For the icing:
2. Cream the butter until pale and fluffy. Sift together the icing and cocoa/carob and slowly add to the butter. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you get a good spreadable consistency. Spread over the cake with a spatula or knife.
To decorate:
3. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa/carob together then add enough water to get a pipable consistency. Pour into a piping bag (I use a sauce bottle).
4. Position the carnival background and the Percy and James train faces on the cake. Pipe the train tracks onto the cake coming out of the carnival scene and from Percy and James. Place Thomas onto the centre track. Place the trees on the cake and sprinkle the honeycomb around the tracks.
5. Decorate the edges of the cake with allowed lollies.


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Very High Amines

Use Carob for a low chemical / failsafe version.

Vanilla Cake Recipe

Thomas and Friends Cake Topper





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