Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kids Birthday Cake!

We made this cake for my little one's Bday recently who turned 4!!! Yes a Train Cake - This is one of the easiest yet cutest cakes I have ever made. It involves minimal exercise and the decoration can also be done easily with the sweeties you get in any Supermarket. Involving kids in decorating the cake is a challenging job; of-course its up to you to take the call - but slightly older children will definitely like decorating their own cake. Here its just arranging the readily available items to your choice and I think it helps kids to be a bit creative too! But don't be surprised if you run short of smarties or white buttons etc....you know where it would have gone ;)

Here's how we made our Train Cake.

You need
Train shaped Non stick baking tray - 1
Self Raising Flour - 225g
Unsalted Butter at room temperature  - 225g
Caster Sugar - 225g
Eggs - 4
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

What you have to do is

  • Pre heat the Oven to 170C.
  • Grease the Train Cake baking tray with Butter and then dust it with Flour.
  • Place the Caster Sugar and Butter into a bowl. Mix together with a an electric blender until it is creamy consistency.
  • Beat the Eggs in a bowl and then add this to the creamed Butter and Sugar. Continue mixing well.
  • Now fold in the Flour carefully with a spoon. Add the Vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Spoon this mixture into the Train Cake baking tray, fill only half the carriage ( the mixture will raise in the Oven)
  • Place in the centre of the Oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  • To check if the Cake is done, insert a skewer into the centre of each Cake then remove. If the skewer comes out clean then the Cake is cooked.
  • Turn out onto a cooling rack. Cake is ready for decorating.
To decorate the Train Cake you can use your imagination and the ingredients available nearby.

Here I have used :
Smarties for the cargo
White Buttons for the steam
Writing Icing tubes for emphasising on the detail
Fruit Leather for tracks
Mixed sweeties for wheels

The fun is making your own which gives immense satisfaction for parents and above all when kids love it - it becomes a super hit!!!


  1. Wow, lovely cakes!! Nice idea to make the kids happy :) Belated wishes to your little one!

  2. Thanks for your wishes Vani :). Yep esp kids who r fan of trains will be excited to see this!

  3. I love playing with trains even today, I keep buying at least one every year 'coz my son loves too. This is a lovely creation, lets see If We could copy it for my Son's birthday.
    Thanks for your comments on my blog.

  4. Thanks Sudhir Kumar for your time and appreciation!

  5. Perfect birthday cake for your kidoo:-), belated birthday wishes too!!
    You have a lovely space and glad to follow you..
    Do drop by my space too
    Erivum Puliyum

  6. Hy Rashmi,
    first time here. love your space..
    very interesting posts with nice presentation..

    B day cake looks amazing...hats off..your darling kid must have enjoyd a lot..
    my belated b day wishes..:)

    Am your happy follower now..
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  7. ur kids is really lucky to have a mom who can bake like this :) happy b'day to him.

  8. lovely looking cake with the decorations....looks so easy to prepare and a fun way to celebrate kiddies birthday!

  9. That's a perfect Birthday for your kiddo. Happy birthday to him!

  10. great post, I really like it. Thanks for posting. :)

  11. Thanks Julie, sure will drop in!

    Thanks Jay for you lovely note :). Surely will drop in sometime.

    Thanks Tina and R!

    Yes Kalyan very true - easy and quick too!

    Thanks Life n Spice

    Thanks Charley29!


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