Monday, May 25, 2009

The Dump Truck Cake!

So here is the cake I did for chub-a-bub's first birthday. Not like he cared what it was, but I wanted to see if I could make a dump truck cake- it was so fun to do, and really not that hard. You don't have to be a super-duper cake decorator to do this cake. It's based on  a cake I found
on the woman's day web site, with a few changes. It would be easy to modify this into a fire truck, army truck, school bus, any type of truck really.

The cake is baked in two bread loaf pans, with one cut one in half for the front and the cab. I trimmed the cab about an inch to make it shorter, then beveled the front 
for a slanted windshield.

The cake is mounted on a foil-covered piece of styrofoam with a bunch of toothpicks, to raise it off the surface a bit. That way it looks like the chocolate donut wheels are holding it up! The truck bed is made of graham crackers, sitting on stacked oreos to tilt it up. 

Finished product! I filled the bed with oreo dirt I made in my food processor. (You can sprinkle this on your ice cream at the party.) And used brown sugar for more surrounding dirt.

      Rollo headlights and orange and yellow Spree cab lights.

This is what is looked like after a major collision with the birthday boy! (Actually after a while everybody just sort of grabbed a fork and started digging in to it.) Definitely funnest cake I have ever made!!


  1. Seriously, I'm already planning my not-yet-born-son's-one-year-birthday-dump-truck-cake. I love it!

  2. This is so neat! I loved it. Thanks for sharing your good ideas.

  3. This sure is easy peasy. It looks so cute and so pro. I love the Oreo dirt. My son will love this if I make this for his birthday.

    -Clorinda Disimone

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