Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Railway Engineeing ..edible style !

well..this is a pretty old one..done almost 2 years back for our eldest son's 6th birthday. But..being his all time favourite..thought would just make a post on it.
  

of all that i have prepared for the boys, this was the one that really got the kids off. It was instant "like" (to be read as..instant "attack" !)


There's absolutely no baking..its all store brought stuff, but..you do need a quite a bit of it.

You need
For the rails   : Potato sticks
The rubble     : Rice crispies
The sleepers : Kit-kat or any similar wafer chocolate
The base grass effect :  Dessicated coconut



                                   Green food colour

 
For the base :
Take a clean flat tray or any surface which you need to use.
Melt some jam in the microwave to just flowing consistency and apply onto the base.
Mix the coconut with green food colour.

     
 
Step 1 : Line the potato sticks in two lines parallel to each other. Thats the rails.
Step 2 : Fill the gap between the rails and a little on the outer sides of it as well, with rice crispies to resemble rubble.
Step 3 : Now fill the entire base platform / tray with the green coloured dessicated coconut.



(yeah, the train is passing though lush green fields obviously...)
 
 
 
Step 4 : Break a kit-kat finger into half and align it as the sleepers onto the potato rails.
Repeat till the entire winding railway track is done.
 some serious edible Railway Engineering works going on !
  
aah..green fields...train...and whats that comes first thing to mind ??
Thujae dekha...tho yeah...jaana...
Shahrukh, Kajol....!!!! <3
 

alright..alright..!
(I'll get back to you, Shahrukh !..let me just finish off the train first )


 
 just had few bits and pieces of the Ben 10 toy train set so used the same for the cake. You see the engine ? Atleast, got something of reasonably the same scale.
 
For the bogies....you need cake rolls (i have used the store brought ones with vanilla filling inside) and any kids eatables (mini sized) - jellybeans, chocosticks, mini biscuts, M&M's....etc...
 
Step 5: To load the bogies - slice a small portion of the top of the cake roll as shown in the picture above.
 
Step 6 : Apply some whipped cream/frosting to the top of the sliced roll (ref. picture above again). This is to make the "loads" hold on to the "bogies".
 

my little porter at work
 
 Step 7 : Get ready with all the luggage that you want the train to carry and get going...start loading one item per each bogie - the roll.
 
...jelly threads, stick prestels (to resemble wodden logs), mini biscuts, chocoloate coins (thats treasure!)...anything thats sure to attract the kids.
 
 Step 8 : Using some whipped cream, glue some ring shaped wafer chips to the cake sides  - the wheels...and ..you are almost there!
 

"..mamma..what's those white round balls in there??"


well...they are boulders ..part of the landscape design, my dear ;)

 
 
 and that's your Happy Birthday candles on top of the hill
 
something similar
 


that's my Big baby with his all time favourite Birthday Cake !


 
 and for Mr. No.2..it was obviously the candles that attracted him...which he terribly misunderstood to be burning lolly-pops! He was definitely not pleased.
 


 
Indian railways....kuwait edition ;)

 
and thats when the hi-jackers left...
Can even the worst terrorist group plan something as disastrous as this !
 I doubt.
 
alright..now that i have made the post...so..back to Mr. King Khan....
 

 
 
oh welll !!!! ;)
 
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70 comments:

  1. i love reading your posts lady... u've a great sense of humor... the cake is so well done, hats off to the idea.. glad to know that you are based in kuwait... a videsha malayali, is it??? :)

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    1. thanks Rafeeda...yes, very much a videsha malayalli :)

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  2. Wow! You're a genius Sona.. I mean I can never think of doing even one-fourth of this.. I am always short of ideas even for my sons school projects.. How I wish we were nearby.. I could have taken some advantage dear ;-)

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  3. that is a perfect cake for the occasion. Sona, you are very innovative and full of ideas. I am loving it here.

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    1. thanks Sabeena and you are always welcome to my place!

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  4. so creative and innovative, loved the idea!

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  5. Wow!!! The wait was worth it!!! This is amazing...
    Enjoyed reading your witty account of cake making... A few digressions are welcome ;)

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  6. Lovely and creative..nice one..

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  7. Very Creatively done Kuwait edition lolzz :) happily smiling boys :) Stay Blessed!!

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  8. very innovative dear.. simply awesome work :)

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  9. wowish... very innovative n wonderful cake.. i wish i cud get some..:) enjoy reading how u describe each n everything with nice pictures.. well done dear...

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  10. Hey Sona,Being in construction really helps in finding look alike eatables faster he hee... for boulder thought Hollywood I just like the way u build the story and take the readers.

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  11. wow..very innovative.. well explained and love your writing style..

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  12. you are super creative..its a piece of dedication of work...loved it

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  13. wonderful ode to railways,looks superb.

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  14. Beautiful, Love your cake it is real art.

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  15. Brilliant work Sona.Your kid's fav mom.Hugs.

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  16. oh my! tat looks splendid! amazing job! i can tell my the smile on ur childrens faces tat they were totally happy n proud!

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  17. That's really wonderful! Looks too good...

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  18. thanks all for the likes and lovely comments. you all made my day !!!

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  19. Love the edible Railway Engineering work!! Also suddenly the train derailed and went towards sharukh khan, that was pure fun!! Loved reading about the cake et al.
    It is always nice to take effort hands on - to make your loved ones happy than the store brought cakes.
    Love you patience and the earnest attempt in creating such a perfect cake. Looks cool.

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    1. i do really appreciate ur hearful coments, Pavithra. thanks indeed !

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  20. Hi Sona, *clap*..*clap*....I'm very impressed with your railway engineering work. You're so creative and innovative. You used your engineering concept planing, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve your specific goals. 2 thumbs up for you. EXCELLENT!

    And I sure enjoyed your wits and humors. Life is short,we must enjoy to our fullest and die with no regret. :) Don't end up like my chicken 'he died fighting". And adding some homour to our blog posting definitely can bring smiles to all our readers. And laughter is the best medicine to prevent wrinkles and keep us young at heart.

    I really enjoyed looking at every pictures and love the way you describe the 'construction' of the train. Very details work and admire your patience. It definitely worth the time and effort for your loved ones. This train is constructed with love.

    I love how your 'hi-jackers' attacking the train. LOL They are so cute and adorable.

    Oh.... I spotted Sharukh Khan.... wait let me admire him a little longer..................*wink* I'm one of the odd Chinese lady who enjoy Hindustan movie and songs and not forgetting admiring those Bollywood actors. My idol is Feroz Khan. LOL

    My 1st boss is an Indian DR. and my good friend is a Malayayi lady, guess I'm influence by them. And this friend of mine thought me how to cook Indian food. :))

    Keep up the good work, continue to bring more smiles and add colour to our life. I'm very glad to meet you in cyber world.

    Have a lovely day ahead, warm regards.

    P/S Will only update my posting on Sunday or Monday cos busy with work.



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    1. Amelia..i am always blushing at ur comments and positive feedbacks..thanks a bunch !!

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  21. I m not going to say anything about cake , its simply awesome but the picture of Shahrukh oh my he looks so delicious. LOL. I m a bigest fan of him.

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  22. what an interesting idea..love your creativity..simply awesome cake..

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  23. wow that's a cute and interesting idea..

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  24. Wow Sona...simply superb...clap clap and a big pat on ur back...loved the concept...the thought process and all the pictures...too good. U r so so smart and witty...Absolutely Loved it!

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  25. Wow!!! It is suppose to be triple WOWs!! for the clicks, for the write ups and for the cake...All these threes are topper in their own way!! You made me to admire you SONA!!

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  26. Hahaha. Is fun to read this post ! Beautiful and fun Birthday cake you have made for your kid. Thanks for sharing .

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  27. Patience and hardwork is fully needed to do this and I am sure you are having abundance in you, to have created such a remarkable piece of work for your son.

    Gr8 work and beautiful work dear.

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  28. Very innovative and creative Sona.. Amazing work...

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  29. wow..this is absolute awesome dear
    Tasty Appetite

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  30. Wow wow wow... the write up, the cake set up everything is awesomeee... fantabulous I should say, what a lucky kid :) Belated bday wishes to ur little one :) Loved reading the write up btw....

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  31. Simply creative and looks super delicious!

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  33. Sona....very creative... and best of all reading thru this post made me virtually travel on that train and halt in the middle of the mustard seeds fields where DDLJ happened :). Your witty touch to each post makes the recipes special.

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    1. :) really appreciate your lovely words...Shibi !

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  34. wow... what a fantastic post... very creative...

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  35. Wow this looks wonderful and very creative.Thanks for visiting my space and am happy to visit yours too.

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  36. wow... very creative and well done... great writing style...

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  37. So amazing! very innovative ...awesome writing...thanks for sharing .

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  38. god ! at times, the individual reply button doesnt work..anyways..many many thanks for all the likes and words of appreciation !

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  39. Hi Sona, thank you for visiting my space..I'm so glad to discover you :-). You did such a marvelous job with this railway track, i'm so impressed!

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  40. You did Indian railways proud. Such a great piece of bake action. You are quite the cake boss, Sona.

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  41. Hats off dear enginner...grt job !! I love the way u write,u have grt sense of humour :)

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  42. Wow it really looks great

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  43. Great job! You are so creative.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  44. Absolutely amazing ! that's such an innovative idea...Hats off to u !

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  45. Just loved it...too good....

    Glad to know that Malayali too loves Jackfruit...Same pinch...we have a lot of similarities.....:)

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  46. OMG, Forget about kids, I just Love this Train.. Sona! That makes my son Wowwww it...:-)


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Railway Engineeing ..edible style !

well..this is a pretty old one..done almost 2 years back for our eldest son's 6th birthday. But..being his all time favourite..thought would just make a post on it.
  

of all that i have prepared for the boys, this was the one that really got the kids off. It was instant "like" (to be read as..instant "attack" !)


There's absolutely no baking..its all store brought stuff, but..you do need a quite a bit of it.

You need
For the rails   : Potato sticks
The rubble     : Rice crispies
The sleepers : Kit-kat or any similar wafer chocolate
The base grass effect :  Dessicated coconut



                                   Green food colour

 
For the base :
Take a clean flat tray or any surface which you need to use.
Melt some jam in the microwave to just flowing consistency and apply onto the base.
Mix the coconut with green food colour.

     
 
Step 1 : Line the potato sticks in two lines parallel to each other. Thats the rails.
Step 2 : Fill the gap between the rails and a little on the outer sides of it as well, with rice crispies to resemble rubble.
Step 3 : Now fill the entire base platform / tray with the green coloured dessicated coconut.



(yeah, the train is passing though lush green fields obviously...)
 
 
 
Step 4 : Break a kit-kat finger into half and align it as the sleepers onto the potato rails.
Repeat till the entire winding railway track is done.
 some serious edible Railway Engineering works going on !
  
aah..green fields...train...and whats that comes first thing to mind ??
Thujae dekha...tho yeah...jaana...
Shahrukh, Kajol....!!!! <3
 

alright..alright..!
(I'll get back to you, Shahrukh !..let me just finish off the train first )


 
 just had few bits and pieces of the Ben 10 toy train set so used the same for the cake. You see the engine ? Atleast, got something of reasonably the same scale.
 
For the bogies....you need cake rolls (i have used the store brought ones with vanilla filling inside) and any kids eatables (mini sized) - jellybeans, chocosticks, mini biscuts, M&M's....etc...
 
Step 5: To load the bogies - slice a small portion of the top of the cake roll as shown in the picture above.
 
Step 6 : Apply some whipped cream/frosting to the top of the sliced roll (ref. picture above again). This is to make the "loads" hold on to the "bogies".
 

my little porter at work
 
 Step 7 : Get ready with all the luggage that you want the train to carry and get going...start loading one item per each bogie - the roll.
 
...jelly threads, stick prestels (to resemble wodden logs), mini biscuts, chocoloate coins (thats treasure!)...anything thats sure to attract the kids.
 
 Step 8 : Using some whipped cream, glue some ring shaped wafer chips to the cake sides  - the wheels...and ..you are almost there!
 

"..mamma..what's those white round balls in there??"


well...they are boulders ..part of the landscape design, my dear ;)

 
 
 and that's your Happy Birthday candles on top of the hill
 
something similar
 


that's my Big baby with his all time favourite Birthday Cake !


 
 and for Mr. No.2..it was obviously the candles that attracted him...which he terribly misunderstood to be burning lolly-pops! He was definitely not pleased.
 


 
Indian railways....kuwait edition ;)

 
and thats when the hi-jackers left...
Can even the worst terrorist group plan something as disastrous as this !
 I doubt.
 
alright..now that i have made the post...so..back to Mr. King Khan....
 

 
 
oh welll !!!! ;)
 
 Do "like" my facebook page if you liked this post to keep updated.


70 comments:

  1. i love reading your posts lady... u've a great sense of humor... the cake is so well done, hats off to the idea.. glad to know that you are based in kuwait... a videsha malayali, is it??? :)

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    1. thanks Rafeeda...yes, very much a videsha malayalli :)

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  2. Wow! You're a genius Sona.. I mean I can never think of doing even one-fourth of this.. I am always short of ideas even for my sons school projects.. How I wish we were nearby.. I could have taken some advantage dear ;-)

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  3. that is a perfect cake for the occasion. Sona, you are very innovative and full of ideas. I am loving it here.

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    1. thanks Sabeena and you are always welcome to my place!

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  4. so creative and innovative, loved the idea!

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  5. Wow!!! The wait was worth it!!! This is amazing...
    Enjoyed reading your witty account of cake making... A few digressions are welcome ;)

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  6. Lovely and creative..nice one..

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  7. Very Creatively done Kuwait edition lolzz :) happily smiling boys :) Stay Blessed!!

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  8. very innovative dear.. simply awesome work :)

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  9. wowish... very innovative n wonderful cake.. i wish i cud get some..:) enjoy reading how u describe each n everything with nice pictures.. well done dear...

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  10. Hey Sona,Being in construction really helps in finding look alike eatables faster he hee... for boulder thought Hollywood I just like the way u build the story and take the readers.

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow..very innovative.. well explained and love your writing style..

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  12. you are super creative..its a piece of dedication of work...loved it

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  13. wonderful ode to railways,looks superb.

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  14. Beautiful, Love your cake it is real art.

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  15. Brilliant work Sona.Your kid's fav mom.Hugs.

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  16. oh my! tat looks splendid! amazing job! i can tell my the smile on ur childrens faces tat they were totally happy n proud!

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  17. That's really wonderful! Looks too good...

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  18. thanks all for the likes and lovely comments. you all made my day !!!

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  19. Love the edible Railway Engineering work!! Also suddenly the train derailed and went towards sharukh khan, that was pure fun!! Loved reading about the cake et al.
    It is always nice to take effort hands on - to make your loved ones happy than the store brought cakes.
    Love you patience and the earnest attempt in creating such a perfect cake. Looks cool.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i do really appreciate ur hearful coments, Pavithra. thanks indeed !

      Delete
  20. Hi Sona, *clap*..*clap*....I'm very impressed with your railway engineering work. You're so creative and innovative. You used your engineering concept planing, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve your specific goals. 2 thumbs up for you. EXCELLENT!

    And I sure enjoyed your wits and humors. Life is short,we must enjoy to our fullest and die with no regret. :) Don't end up like my chicken 'he died fighting". And adding some homour to our blog posting definitely can bring smiles to all our readers. And laughter is the best medicine to prevent wrinkles and keep us young at heart.

    I really enjoyed looking at every pictures and love the way you describe the 'construction' of the train. Very details work and admire your patience. It definitely worth the time and effort for your loved ones. This train is constructed with love.

    I love how your 'hi-jackers' attacking the train. LOL They are so cute and adorable.

    Oh.... I spotted Sharukh Khan.... wait let me admire him a little longer..................*wink* I'm one of the odd Chinese lady who enjoy Hindustan movie and songs and not forgetting admiring those Bollywood actors. My idol is Feroz Khan. LOL

    My 1st boss is an Indian DR. and my good friend is a Malayayi lady, guess I'm influence by them. And this friend of mine thought me how to cook Indian food. :))

    Keep up the good work, continue to bring more smiles and add colour to our life. I'm very glad to meet you in cyber world.

    Have a lovely day ahead, warm regards.

    P/S Will only update my posting on Sunday or Monday cos busy with work.



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    1. Amelia..i am always blushing at ur comments and positive feedbacks..thanks a bunch !!

      Delete
  21. I m not going to say anything about cake , its simply awesome but the picture of Shahrukh oh my he looks so delicious. LOL. I m a bigest fan of him.

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  22. what an interesting idea..love your creativity..simply awesome cake..

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  23. wow that's a cute and interesting idea..

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  24. Wow Sona...simply superb...clap clap and a big pat on ur back...loved the concept...the thought process and all the pictures...too good. U r so so smart and witty...Absolutely Loved it!

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  25. Wow!!! It is suppose to be triple WOWs!! for the clicks, for the write ups and for the cake...All these threes are topper in their own way!! You made me to admire you SONA!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hahaha. Is fun to read this post ! Beautiful and fun Birthday cake you have made for your kid. Thanks for sharing .

    ReplyDelete
  27. Patience and hardwork is fully needed to do this and I am sure you are having abundance in you, to have created such a remarkable piece of work for your son.

    Gr8 work and beautiful work dear.

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  28. Very innovative and creative Sona.. Amazing work...

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  29. wow..this is absolute awesome dear
    Tasty Appetite

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  30. Wow wow wow... the write up, the cake set up everything is awesomeee... fantabulous I should say, what a lucky kid :) Belated bday wishes to ur little one :) Loved reading the write up btw....

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  31. Simply creative and looks super delicious!

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  33. Sona....very creative... and best of all reading thru this post made me virtually travel on that train and halt in the middle of the mustard seeds fields where DDLJ happened :). Your witty touch to each post makes the recipes special.

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    1. :) really appreciate your lovely words...Shibi !

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  34. wow... what a fantastic post... very creative...

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  35. Wow this looks wonderful and very creative.Thanks for visiting my space and am happy to visit yours too.

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  36. wow... very creative and well done... great writing style...

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  37. So amazing! very innovative ...awesome writing...thanks for sharing .

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  38. god ! at times, the individual reply button doesnt work..anyways..many many thanks for all the likes and words of appreciation !

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  39. Hi Sona, thank you for visiting my space..I'm so glad to discover you :-). You did such a marvelous job with this railway track, i'm so impressed!

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  40. You did Indian railways proud. Such a great piece of bake action. You are quite the cake boss, Sona.

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  41. Hats off dear enginner...grt job !! I love the way u write,u have grt sense of humour :)

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  42. Wow it really looks great

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  43. Great job! You are so creative.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  44. Absolutely amazing ! that's such an innovative idea...Hats off to u !

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  45. Just loved it...too good....

    Glad to know that Malayali too loves Jackfruit...Same pinch...we have a lot of similarities.....:)

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  46. OMG, Forget about kids, I just Love this Train.. Sona! That makes my son Wowwww it...:-)


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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