This year he liked Thomas and Friends...so decided to make this cake for his 3rd b'dy. I was actually planning his b'dy party at home, so had little cooking, a lot of cleaning and decoration to do. So decided to be easy with the cake decoration. So I bought these Thomas and Friends rubber toys, which can be washed and re-used for playing and also tried on color spray instead of mixing colors and do the icing.
Well it worked out so easy. I was amazed to see the results. You just need some practice and it gives a beautiful finish.
Since I am not much working on the decoration, I wanted the cake to be special, but still add some healthy ingredients (as I always try to do :-)). So I made a big marble cake with chocolate and yellow cake mixes and added some dried and chopped dates to it, so that children who are eating this part of cake will have the dates hidden in the chocolate. :-)
The second big round cake, again I made a marble cake with yellow and rainbow cake mixes and added party fruit mix (like the tooty fruity) which has all candied lemon peel, pineapple, cherries, orange peel, ginger and tooty fruity. Since it will be colorful naturally kids would love it.
Then I cut the top layer of cake into half and assembled the cakes as a stage with the round at the bottom and two half with flat end in the front.
Then I did a thin layer of white butter cream icing all over the cake.
I rolled yellow fondant and made wavy design and stuck at the bottom to form a stage wall and stuck edible mickey cake toppers, because Anush started liking Mickey Mouse too, so didn't wanna disappoint him.
Then I sprayed green color spray and blue on the bottom, sides and top of the cake.
I made train tracks, bushes, tree with butter cream icing and arranged the rubber toys on the tracks.
Now I stuck the b'dy message with edible alphabet cake toppers.
Every one appreciated this time too!....They all liked the healthy cake which didn't have much cream, so they could eat more.
This time also many came for a second round of cake piece and they also choose the part of the cake they wanted to eat more. First time I served two pieces of cake, one with chocolate marble and the second one with rainbow marble.
Anush was very happy and ate almost two big pieces and was very happy to cut the cake...he was laughing out loud and so excited.