Monday, March 11, 2013

Construction Cake

A friend's little boy is turning 3.
She wanted a cool cake for him and asked me to come up with something to do with construction.
After spending way too much time on Pinterest.
(Thank heavens for Pinterest!!)
I found a cute idea.
 What could be better than trucks and dirt?
I started with a 10 inch pan and an 8 inch pan and lined them with parchment paper.
For the crumb layer I made up a quick buttercream. Since I was going to be cutting a chunk out of the cake to look like it had been excavated I knew it was going to be a crumbly mess. I frosted the whole thing and put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes before I cut the chunk out. I then put the buttercream on the cut part. That way it was still soft and the Oreo dirt stuck to it.

Decorating Time!
This is my favorite part. Since I couldn't find just one big digger truck I found a fun 5 pack. I wanted to cram them all on there because they were all cool trucks but alas... it wasn't big enough.

Construction cones.
In the picture I found on Pinterest she used fondant. I have a love hate relationship with fondant. (I would like to love it but right now I hate it.) So I used Starburst. I just warmed them, still wrapped, in my hand and then molded them into cones. The bottoms I got soft in the microwave for 10 seconds and rolled out with a rolling pin. Pizza cuttered them and they stuck together pretty well with me just warming the bottom of the cone with my finger and pressing them together.

Once all the dirt was added, the trucks  placed and the cone put up it looks pretty good. I also added candy rocks into the big pile of dirt on the top.

Vinny I hope you have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your cake!!


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  2. This cake is darling! I have a little boy who would love this for his next birthday.. The Starburst is also such a great idea! I found you at Fancy This Fridays!


  3. Hi, Vicky! I found you on the Made In a Day Blog Hop. You now have a new follower through Linky Followers. Please visit my blog at Have a great day!

  4. What a cute cake! Pinning! Thanks for linking up last week on Made in a Day!

  5. That cake is awesome! And I like the Starburst idea for the cones. I don't really like fondant either! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  6. This is great! I so want to make something like this for my son. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Thursday Obsessions. Hope to see you again this week

    -Stacey @Gluedtomycrafts

  7. I just love this cake! I have a little boy and this would be great for a birthday. Thanks for sharing on Crafty Thursday Obsessions!