A delightful train cake which I baked for Ojas’s second birthday and hence secured my place in mommy heaven!
Isn’t there is this rule that you if you bake a fancy cake for your son you go straight to mommy heaven 😀 well then I have secured my place there he he!
I made a train cake for Ojas this time. And here I present it to you!
Last time, when I asked you guys for some icing recipes in my mind, I was wanting to make a car cake but when I searched the internet for some pictures and TMM sent me this link, I got really scared of the shaping involved. This being the first time I was going to try anything so elaborate, I was just not getting confidence on looking at those cakes.
Then I remembered that she had made a lovely train cake for the munchkin’s first birthday and I told her I might just pick up her idea and generous soul that she is smiled and said go ahead 🙂 Thanks avanti (its a different story that my cake is not half as pretty looking as hers but I am happy with mine too 😀 )
So with that lead and the icing recpies you lovely guys had sent me, I started out to bake the cake for Ojas. The bogies and the engine are actually all baked in rectangular break tins or tea cake moulds. I bake in total of 5 such cakes and assembled them together.
The engine is Chocolate Temptation (for those of you who asked I have updated the post with the recipe) in which I have layered half of the second cake on top of the first to give it the engine look. There is a ginger bread man sitting as the driver of the bogie on the side and the chimney is half cut ice cream cone filled with gummy bears and on top of that, I put the 2 year candle.
The three bogies are plain pound cakes with this butter cream icing (which I modified to replace shortening with white butter as the shortening was not really available anywhere near my house and later when A sent me her frosting recipe I realized its the same :D) flavored with Green Apple essence and green color.
On the first bogie, I put some chocolate rolls as logs. The next one I lined up with gems and wrote Happy Birthday, the next one had Ojas written on it.
The last one the guard box is the left over half of the chocolate part of what I put over the engine. Again there is a ginger bread man sitting there as a guard and the icing is the same as above but an orange flavor.
All the bogies and the engine are joined together with chocolate wafers and the wheels are the coin chocolates.
I would be kidding if I say that oh it was very easy! There was a lot of effort that went into it. I baked all the cakes and made the icing ready on Sunday evening and then put together the cake on Sunday afternoon, but the end result gave me an amazing amount of satisfaction and of course the place in mommy heaven 🙂 May be, next time, I will really be brave enough to try the car cake.