Ingredients

How to make it

  • Train cakes:
  • Preheat oven to 370F. Grease two 20cm rounded tube cake pans, a cake loaf pan and 2 muffin cups.
  • Make the cake as directed in the box, divide the batter in two and mix one with red food color and the other with green color. Sprinkles chopped nuts in the two rounded pans and divide the batter in them. Fill the cake loaf pan with red batter. Bake for 40 minutes. Invert on a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Mix half of the powder sugar with boiling water until you get a thick mixture and pour over the red rounded cake and leave to set.
  • Mix the rest of the powder sugar with a drop of red color and some boiling water and use to pour over the rounded green cake. Leave to set.
  • Divide the baked cake loaf in half and use one of them to make the leading train car as directed in the pictures. Use the vanilla icing for making the outline of the car (windows, roof, doors, lights and wheels). Also the vanilla icing works so well as a glue in making the wheels.
  • Cut the set rounded cakes in 2 ½ inches slices to make the train cars and use the candies to decorate them using the vanilla icing as glue. Follow the pictures.
  • Place the leading car over the chocolate cake, back facing the bigger Mango cake. Use the rest of the chocolate ganache to make a circular train track over the Mango cake and arrange the cut 2 ½ inches slices over the track. Use the ribbon Liquorice to attach cars together. And decorate cars with the stars and sliver marbles. I almost forgot to make the wheels in that step!!
  • Decorating the cake base:
  • Cut the rest of the red loaf cake to make two 2 inches steps and place them in front of the chocolate cake using your icing glue. Mix the coconut with the green food color and sprinkle all around the cakes giving the look of grass. Make clear long passes through coconut and pipe chocolate ganach to make some train tracks. Use the rest of the candies and marshmallows fro decoration as shown in the pictures. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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  • knwalter 5 years ago
    Wow, lots of work. Beautiful. Thanks and again, Happy belated 1st Birthday to Lino!!
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    ANOTHER 55555 from me..yummy! :)
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  • keni 5 years ago
    I only just saw this, as I lost you as a "friend" :(, so it took me a while to realize you were still posting recipes! :( But, I'm so glad I came to find out what was goin' on, because this is fantastic! So whimsical, so creative, and so obviously full of love(this is the very best part, of course!)...what a lucky lil lad, and such a happy looking family you all make. The best to you all...now to see how you top it next year! ;)
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    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    Great cake.....luckly little one, to have such a wounderful dad.........
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Speechless! Absolutely fabulous!
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    bakermel ate it and said...
    Wow---You did an amazing job on the train cake, Ahmed----how adorable! :) Happy birthday to your sweet boy, Lino! :)
    ~Melinda
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    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    Beautiful! What a lucky one year old Lino is and what a lucky group of people we are to be able to share his birthday with you and your family! Thanks Ahmed! It sure makes the world seem smaller when celebrations can be shared around world doesn't it?
    What a lovely family you have! All the best to all of you!
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    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    GREAT CAKE .....EVEN GREATER FAMILY....:]
    THANKS FOR SHARING NOT ONLY THE RECIPE BUT ALSO THE MEMORY,AHMED
    MUMTAZ
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    ambus ate it and said...
    Great post... and the step by step pics are wonderful.You are incredible!Best wishes for your son.But how you forgot to invite me?
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    cholena ate it and said...
    Hi Ahmed , it's a Great Cake you baked for your Amazing Kid ...
    I wish your boy onli the best ... Cholena
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  • hunnybe 5 years ago
    Oh my beautiful cake as usual Ahmed and a beautiful family, thank you for sharing
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    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    A Fairy Tale! Wonderful!
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    vivian ate it and said...
    Ahmed!
    And you say my birthday cakes are good!!!!
    It must have taken you hours to make, what a lucky little boy Lino is to have such a talented daddy!
    I am sure it was a wonderful first birthday party.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINO!!!!!!!! Was his birthday the 21st? this is my daughter Claire's birthday too...
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    chacha ate it and said...
    You are an amazing and talented chef Ahmed! I am so happy that you posted the pictures and shared them with all of us. Thank you Ahmed and 5 forks to you, your cakes and your pictures.
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    magali777 ate it and said...
    this is incredible Ahmed, such detail in a beautiful decoration, thanks for sharing I'm sure it was a great experience!
    Magali
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    michellem ate it and said...
    Wow Leno has a really nice first bday cake! Happy bday to that sweet boy..I love the picture of you and your wife and him. Your family is beautiful.
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    very nice!!
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  • minitindel 5 years ago
    wow again such detail ahmed i love it!!!!!! it is so beautiful you are definately a artist........ again happy birthday to that sweet baby Lino
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    henrie ate it and said...
    Yep I agree with Pat, Incredible. You really did do an awesome job, thanks for sharing all those wonderful photos.
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    pat2me ate it and said...
    Incredible!!!!
    We could make gingerbread villages with trains running through them at christmas time!!!!

    Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
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