With some help from family I made these construction cakes for a 2 year old's birthday party. They are all made from bread pans and I used funfetti cake. Everything about them is edible.
Yes those are donuts with Oreo cookie rims on the loader! The loaders' shovel is supported by cake in the dump truck. From chocolate bars, to graham crackers and marshmallow cookies, I used almost anything to get this scene working! All the trucks are supported underneath by extra pieces of cake to make it look like they are being held up by tires.
The "dirt" is crushed chocolate cake with spree candy, m&m's and jelly beans mixed in. I also added a construction trailer in the back. The windows and the number 2 are made of fondant. The trucks are all covered in icing. We used pretzel sticks for the loader and the tow truck.
I made this construction cake last year for my son's 2nd birthday. I started with frosting a 9 x 13 rectangular cake and adding a two layer 8 inch cake on top. I placed the round cake on a cardboard circle and used wooden dowels in the rectangle cake for support. I cut out a triangle piece of the top and turned it upside down and put it in front of the two layer cake to make the incline.
I used toy construction trucks from the toy store instead of the usual cake decoration toys that break the next day. After making chocolate butter cream frosting and frosting the both cakes I added Whoppers candies around the base and Milk Duds for the rocks. Green butter cream frosting using the pull out fur tip was used for the grass and crushed up Oreos was used for the dirt.
My son loves construction trucks, so I decided to make him a construction cake. I used butter cream frosting and the Wilton gel coloring to get the proper colors. The dirt pile was extra cake crumbles, the road was crushed graham cracker, the grass was coconut dyed with green food coloring, and the rocks and rock pile were chocolate skittles stuck together with the frosting.
I put a few candy corns around the dirt to look like construction cones, and used pretzel rod pieces cut in half as logs. The toys were a Tonka set from Walmart.
This construction scene cake was done for my son's 1st birthday. It was very easy. I just made a sheet cake and iced it brown. It has been awhile but I think I used crumbled cookie for the dirt. I even dug a hole in the cake where I put the backhoe.
I bought the construction people at Wall-Mart and my son loved to play with them after his birthday. The pile of dirt to the left is cake cooked in a bowl.
Since this is his 1st birthday he got the pile of dirt cake for himself.
This Construction cake was the very first cake I had ever made. I made it for my nephew who was turning five. He wanted a Bulldozer cake, so I looked up different cakes on Google and put this together.