Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday Cake: Monster Trucks

Boy, n.
1. Noise with dirt on it.

K2 had his 5th birthday this weekend. I almost made a construction cake but the Monster Trucks birthday cake won out.

This cake stuck to the pan (both layers, argh) and I ended up having to frost the whole thing back together. Luckily, it's supposed to look torn up and dirty so I didn't have to remake it.

I love really simple cakes. Vanilla cake (double recipe), chocolate frosting and crushed up Nilla wafers (with a little cocoa powder mixed in to darken it). I made two 9x13 cakes and one short (2 inch tall) loaf. I cut the corners from the loaf cake to make the ramps and used bamboo skewers to make the trucks stand up over them. I got into the older boys' car stash and picked a couple cars that looked really well beaten up for the "crushed cars" and washed everything real well (including the new ones).


  1. I'm making this today for my son's birthday party...thanks!! :)

  2. Can’t wait to make this for my son! Thanks for the great idea!


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