Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Where I secure 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 u….


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 her’s 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 tin’s 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 rec) 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 ofcourse the place in mommy heaven 🙂 may be next time I will really be brave enough to try the car cake.

60 comments on “Where I secure my place in mommy heaven

  1. Smitha
    December 10, 2009

    Monika, That cake is amazing! You for sure, have secured a place in mommy heaven! Next time, I have to try a cake like this for Poohi’s birthday. I was always too scared to do the proper birthday cake. My cake decoration skills are the pits 🙂 Will take tips from you the next time 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      do that smiths… and mine were not good either but its just practice I was so nervous and scared I cant tell u and I will be happy to help anytime darling

  2. Swaram
    December 10, 2009

    U ought to be satisfied and much more dear .. its awesome 🙂

    Bake one for me and u will be assured a berth in friend’s heaven too lol 😆

    • Rashmi
      December 10, 2009

      lol swaram…share cake with blog buddies and you will find place in blog heaven 😆 😆

      • monikamanchanda
        December 11, 2009

        i like the sound of blog heaven 🙂 quite like

    • Pixie
      December 11, 2009

      Invite me as well that day!! 😉

      • monikamanchanda
        December 11, 2009

        no pixie u are not invited 😛

        *runs away from her own blog as fast as she can*

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      friends heaven ha ha

      so come to blore dear I will surely bake one for u 🙂

  3. hitchwriter
    December 10, 2009

    TRULY AWESOME MOM = MONU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I ll make no bones about it !!!!!! 😛 😛

    you ROCK !!!!!!

  4. Reema
    December 10, 2009

    oh my god!!! u r an awesome mom!!

  5. shilpadesh
    December 10, 2009

    And you are my Martha Stewart. Awesome awesome awesome! I cannot bake to save my life……..I shall try though…..with you as my inspiration. Any ideas for a simple start?

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      try shilps its fun and not so difficult will send u the recipe of a simple pound cake to start with

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  7. Pal
    December 10, 2009

    Wow! Hats off Mon! Excellent!!

  8. Neha
    December 11, 2009

    More than awesome! This is extraordinary! Lucky kid 😀

  9. Passionate Goof
    December 11, 2009

    Monu, it is just lovely, you have done such a remarkable job with the cake. You should seriously consider doing this professionally, You definitely deserve to, spread your talent around! SUPERB!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      ha ha ha this is too amateurish to be done professionally but something is running in my mind let me see if it works out

  10. Solilo
    December 11, 2009

    Yes! Yes! you do. Now you must start a catering business. The cake is yummilicious.

  11. sraikh
    December 11, 2009

    YAY Gold Star for you!!

  12. sraboneyghose
    December 11, 2009

    WOW – you leave me speechless! I’m sure I’ll go to mommy hell ’cause I don’t bake!

  13. Preethi
    December 11, 2009

    Wow….thats a superb job that you have done Monika. I am definitely going to try this for my son…ahem..not for 1st bdday though. I dont want to ruin it, next year I will try to improve my baking skills and try something like this when he would understand more. And I need your permission as I am going to borrow your idea – Preethi

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      ha ha ha I know what u mean even I didnt have the courage to try it for the first year

      go ahead and try this i have put up here so that more and more people can use it 😀

  14. Pixie
    December 11, 2009

    Oh wow!!!

    Yup, the place is firmly secured!! 😀

    The cake looks delicious and beautiful = beautilicious?!!! 😆

    you rock Monu! 🙂

  15. myamusingmind
    December 11, 2009

    Yummicious !! Cake looks sooooo tempting and I am sure you would have had a tough time with all of it 🙂 Car cake is a great idea !

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      thanks swati… ya i thought so too may be next year i will give it a try

  16. Prats
    December 11, 2009

    Whoa!!! Thats an awesome cake….. I am sure Ojas would have loved it and would actually flaunt it to his girlfriends with pics of this cake after couple of decades. (Come on all guys flaunt and worship in agodly way for their mom’s cooking 😀 )

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      thanks and oh ya he loved it. it was so difficult to keep him off it from the time I put it together to the time we had to actually cut

      and hey I am looking forward to that day…every mom’s dream isnt it ?

  17. pujathakur
    December 11, 2009

    I would make sure Diya doesn’t read this post – ever…
    I would never be able to match the standards you are setting, Monika…

    I have decided not to talk to you ever (unless you let me in and taste that ‘yummy’ looking cake!!)

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      puja how can keep her away from this…. dont u remember the deal, the rishta that i have with her

      😀 👿

      ha ha ha most welcome darling come come

  18. Just call me 'A'
    December 11, 2009

    you’re not just in mommy heaven, but you have a halo over your head :). Can I have a bite please 🙂

  19. umsreflections
    December 11, 2009

    Thats a wonderful cake !!!

    My God, Monu, thats a lot of effort !!!! The icing looks perfect and the whole train is yummy and delicious !!!! 🙂

    Mommy heaven – sure a berth is there !!! Even in Bakers heaven !!!! I am really impressed.

  20. Rakesh
    December 11, 2009

    When you make an awesome cake, first thing you do is take a picture and post it on you 😛

    Awesome MM, this looks so so tempting…

    • monikamanchanda
      December 11, 2009

      of course Rakesh there is a blogger in me dont u know 😛

  21. rekha
    December 11, 2009

    Hi Monika, That’s a splendid effort. You sure has a seat in Mommy heaven. And yes your cake looks yummy!! Take care, Rekha.

  22. Priyanka
    December 11, 2009

    Your cake looks great! I too want to make one for Ash’s Bday, maybe for her 3rd one 😉

    • monikamanchanda
      December 14, 2009

      yes yes do that and why 3rd? i mean 2nd also is yet to come na

  23. Munchkin's Mom
    December 13, 2009

    Great job Mon! The cake looks amazing. I’m glad you enjoyed making it as much as I did 🙂

    Belated Happy Birthday to Oju and a big kiss from me.

    • monikamanchanda
      December 14, 2009

      oh yes avanti i had a lot of fun doing it all thanks to u 🙂

  24. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!?
    December 14, 2009

    OMG!!! This is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Can I fly you down to Cal for the EO’s and YO’s b’days?

    Seriously! Am maha-impressed!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 14, 2009

      yes yes yes I would be more than willing to come, specially if it means a all expense paid trip to a city i have been dying to see and to meet the people I have been dying to meet

  25. D
    December 16, 2009

    OMG! You’re quite a baker! This cake looks awesome and I’m sure it tasted awesome as well. Way to go, girl!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 4, 2010

      thanks D i loved it and it felt that most of the other people did too 😀

  26. Lakshmi
    December 18, 2009

    That was one awesome cake. I bet you got your spot in mommy heaven. You are too cool!

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  28. Crafty Shines
    January 1, 2010

    Monu!!!!! i saw this today!!!! i read up on reader… i dunno how i missed it! i got here from ur new year post link!!!!


    U ARE CERTIFIED MOMMY NO 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ur description!!! and so much creativity! chocolate rolls for logs! and gingerbread man as the Guard!!!!!!!!! tee heeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Ojas must have been in seventh heaven!

    and u look thinner in that pic with u doing icing! 😀

    MONU!!!!!!!! too many reasons to dish out the hugs, so i will just shut up and give them!

    ((((((((((((((((((((((soooper tight hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    • monikamanchanda
      January 4, 2010

      super duper tight hugs crafty… i shared more pics on FB didnt u see them?

  29. Aarti
    February 24, 2010

    Wowww… a train cake.. can i get one for my bday?? never ever had anyone bake me a cake before….

    This is awesome!! :))

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