A Minion, a Rabbit and Thomas the Tank Engine walk into a bar…………………….

Sounds like the beginning of a terrible joke doesn’t? actually it is just a couple of cakes and a Birthday gift I have made over the last few weeks.

Little man turned five this week – oh my word, where on earth did the last five years go?? I can remember bringing him home from the hospital as if it was yesterday. Isn’t is scary how our lives seems to speed by.

When asked what birthday cake he would like “Minion” came the reply, Luckily for me I  had made one for a customer a few weeks back so I had some clue as to how to make it, see this post.  I just needed it to be a lot bigger as there was going to be a fair few people coming over to help us celebrate.

It ended up being 9″ across by 14″ tall – bonkers I know – I always make far too much food for any gathering, but I think that even I excelled myself with this huge cake.


Ever wondered what is inside a Minion??



Layers look a little wonky don’t they?

It was filled with Homemade Plum Jam and Vanilla Butter Icing then covered with Fondant Icing.

Wonky or not it tasted delicious – Huge chunks were sent home with everyone and there was still enough left to scoff with hot tea this week.

If anyone is interested I can post the recipe for the High Density Sponge.

It was also our Grandson’s 2nd Birthday a few weeks ago.

A Thomas the Tank Engine Cake was the order of the day – it has been over twenty years since I have made anything Thomas the Tank like but I did my best.



This took me three hours to decorate – I really need to practice more and get my speed up.

I also made him this to cuddle up to at night.



What about you? Been baking or making anything fabulous just lately?

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.


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12 Responses to A Minion, a Rabbit and Thomas the Tank Engine walk into a bar…………………….

  1. Joss says:

    Wow, those cakes are amazing, Lorna! I haven’t done decorated cakes like that in years, and when I used to try they never turned out anything like yours. I love the rabbit too. I bet your grandson will love and cuddle him for years to come.

  2. Adore your minions! So clever, and delicious looking layers of cake and jam inside. For some reason I can’t see the Thomas cake on my laptop, not sure why, but the bunny is brilliant – love his smart trousers :) x
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  3. shaheen says:

    Both you Birthday cakes are fab, lucky boys. The inside of the minion is just as lovely as outside, sweet, tasty and delicious no doubt. You are a very talented lady and the boys are so lucky to have you. Mostly I adore the handmade bunny, so handsome.

    • lovinglyhandmade says:

      Thank you very much – Mason loves his bunny, it was just made from scraps from other projects and a free pattern that I found on the tinterweb! but made with much love.

  4. Both of your cakes are fabulous Lorna!! Really great, and very interesting to see all the minion layers and how you put it together, not that I am likely to be making any minion cakes anytime soon! Happy Birthday to both of the lucky boys! xx
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  5. That’s incredible! You are really talented!! It looks store bought!

  6. Your cakes are fabulous, I love them both (I remember my mum making a Thomas the Tank engine cake for my brother when he was 3, and him asking for a piece without playdough (aka icing!) on!). The rabbit looks like a lovely friend for your grandson too.
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    • lovinglyhandmade says:

      Thank you very much Sooz – Ha – playdoh is a lot like fondant icing I can see why he thought that is what it was. It is so yummy tho and can make a plain cake really special.

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