Saturday 28 July 2007

choo choo - the birthday train

We had a couple of friends over today for a mini party since they can't make it to BabyEbi's birthday bash tomorrow. I really wanted to throw a party at home but our pad is just not big enough, it was a bit of a squash with just 3 kids and 3 adults! BabyEbi is train mad so we got him a wooden train set for his birthday and let him open it today and I got a bit carried away with the train theme when it came to lunch.

From the steam engine we have the following....cheese & pineapple on sticks, baked garlic chicken, eda-mame and taco weiners, pasta salad and cheese and ham butties in the last 2 trucks.

SO, he had a steam train cake, very chocolatey with trucks full of goodies. I made the trucks from milk cartons and drew a big track on the "tablecloth" with stations for the placemats as such. It was all done a bit slapdash sine BabyEbi was sick over the last couple of days, high fever and sticking to me like leech, so I wasn't able to get anything done. His fever has broken but he is still a bit whingy.
We also hung a load of looooong balloons for the kids to pull down and then had fun trying to make animals out of them, rather obscure animals it seems.....


  1. Happy Birthday to BabyEby! Love the train - very creative!!

  2. The train cake is adorble. How did you get it to stand up like that? (I found your blog through the montessori group.)

  3. The front part is a swiss roll and the back part is two small cheesecakes stuck together (I didn't have time to actually make a cake with BabyEbi being sick). I cheated by holding it all together with chocolate and wooden skewers! The choco covering was lovely but very sweet, boil 120ml evaporated milk, turn off heat and stir in 150g dark chocolate, keep stiring until cooled and thick & glossy, pour over cake!


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