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Construction Cake – Kid’s Birthday Cake Idea
My friend Erika posted this Construction-themed Kid’s Birthday Cake on her Facebook wall and I was so impressed I had to share it with all of you! She gave me permission to share a picture and she shared her tips for how she made it. She started her planning with the yellow and black CAT Construction Equipment.
1.) Make two 10″ round cakes and two 8″ round cakes. Use food coloring to dye the cake mix yellow and black and swirl together. Bake the cakes per the instructions on the box and freeze them overnight. Erika found that freezing the cakes helped with the frosting and decorating.
2.) The next day, make TWO batches of homemade fluffy chocolate frosting – 1 stick of unsalted Butter, 3 Cups powdered sugar, 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup milk, 2 tsp vanilla, and WHIP, WHIP, WHIP!
3.) For the the base of the cake cover a round piece of cardboard with aluminum foil. Start with one round 10″ cake, add a layer of frosting on top and sprinkle top with crushed Oreos then cover with the second round 10″ cake. Basically your stacking the cake – but putting a layer of frosting and Oreos in between!!
4.) For the top part of the cake, start with one round 8″ cake, add a layer of frosting on top and sprinkle layer with crushed Oreos then cover with second round 8″ cake. Just like you did with the bottom.
5.) Dig out a small crevice from top cake to make it appear like the diggers are. . .well digging. Frost rest of cake with the homemade fluffy chocolate frosting.
6.) For the number 2 (or whatever age is needed), print out a number 2 on your computer – as big as the cake. Then cut it out and place it on cake. Sprinkle crushed Oreos over top of cake. Remove paper 2 when done – it should be Oreo-free like the photo.
7.) Using popsicle or sucker sticks and paper you can make signs to spell out a name. Erika used her Cricut to make the letters.
8.) Finish it off with Toystate CAT Mini Machine, 3″, 5-Pack (Amazon) pushing around yellow and brown Reese’s Pieces. Instead of piping (which can be tricky) – bead frosting around the bottom edge and top with Whoppers for a decorative edge!
What do you think? Isn’t it cool? What other ideas do you have things you can put on the construction cake?
This cake reminds me of these Choco-Rock cupcakes with worm and dirt that I posted back in April of 2012!