This Great Cake Contest entry was submitted by Knicki64 from Morgantown, Pennsylvania: My son wanted James the train for his 5th Birthday. I had a Thomas Cake pan that I modified to make into James.
Make both cakes according to directions. Pour half into a cake pan or a train cake pan until pan is 1/2 full. Whatever is left over make into cupcakes.
Cool cake, I usually cool overnight. Mix colors of icing to proper shade. I started with the black parts, then the yellow, then the red, then the grey.
Use cake tips to decorate.