My son really wanted a Bob the Builder cake for his 3rd birthday, so I searched this site to get some ideas for a Bob the Builder Birthday Cake. I combined several ideas that I found, and also came up with some of my own.
I baked the 2 cakes with a Wilton 11x15x2 inch cake pan, which took 3 cake mixes. For the filling I used Instant JELLO Vanilla Pudding, which really made the cake moist. I started by doing a crumb coat and letting the cake sit in the refrigerator over night, then started decorating the next day.
For the icing I used a buttercream icing using green for the top, and brown for the sides of the cake. I found a wood textured fondant and icing stamp to make the sides look like wood, and also used the brown for my dirt path "3". For the dirt I used a large icing tip for icing a whole cake. The icing started out smooth and then started coming out very clumpy, which was a total accident, but I thought it was a perfect for what I needed for "Roley"! For the writing, I attempted to recreate the Bob the Builder logo by using icing tip #15. My icing was starting to get stiff, so I had a hard time getting it exactly how I wanted it, and the wording is kind of hard to read, but I accomplished the overall look I wanted. I used the icing tip #233 for the random grass, and also used this tip for the boarder on the top and the bottom edge of the cake.
I purchased some construction trucks and set them on the cake, using crushed Oreos as dirt, and S'mores ice cream topping as rocks.
Well this is really not about the actual cake but the more about the decorations on the cake and how I came about getting them since they were no longer available in-store anywhere, you see, my son wanted a Bob the Builder theme for his 5th birthday. The problem was not getting a cake with the theme, but the problem was getting the decorations for the cake. I have my own home based, crafting business, so I took some materials (Foamy) and started making the machines from the Bob The Builder Series. I started with Dizzy, the cement mixer, and from there worked on making all five (Rolly, Muck, Lofty, etc.) Once I finished making all of the machines, I ordered a cake with a sprayed on design and place each of the pieces on the cake. For the table decorations I took a blue tablecloth and covered a 2'x6' table and put red, yellow and orange, streamers, and balloons around it. I also took some constructions stickers and placed them on the streamers and around the cake display mirror. It was a total hit, everyone loved the way the cake looked and most of all, I gave my son the Bob the Builder Theme birthday party he wanted without spending a fortune.