I made this Construction Site cake for my nephew's 4th birthday. He told me that he wanted lots of frosting, trucks, and candy rocks! He is really easy to please, which made this cake the easiest cake I have made yet!
I began by making a homemade white cake in a half sheet pan, and a double batch of buttercream frosting.
I covered the cake with white buttercream, then colored some of the buttercream brown. I used a spoon the back of a large spoon to spread the brown buttercream onto the top of the cake to look like dirt. To make it look more like dirt, I sprinkled it with crumbled gram cracker and chocolate sprinkles.
I used the trucks I purchased to give me an idea for the scene. I made a road being completed with buttercream I colored black and put the trucks into their appropriate postions...I think!
I made a lumbar scene with coconut I colored green as grass and large gumdrops as trees. I filled the back of one of the trucks with pretzels as lumbar being taken away. I also broke some pretzels in half and stuck them next to the trees to look like cut down trees.
I then made a small digging scene with more trucks digging into dirt (chocolate frosting with sprinkles and more graeme cracker crumbs). I filled the dump trucks with frosting as dirt, and one of the trucks with candy rocks. I have found that the more unique ways you have to add candy and buttercream, the more the kids love it and think it is cool!
It was very fun for me to make and I loved making up the creative scenes for the cake.
I made this construction site cake for my son's 3rd birthday. I had the party themed based on Construction Site.
I made a basic chocolate cake with rich chocolate ganache filling and topped it with chocolate icing. I baked the cake at 5 in the morning. I let it rest for 5-6 hours and iced it only at 2 in the afternoon. The birthday party began at 7:30 in the evening.
I refrigerated the cake after the icing and took it out only 1/2 and hour before the cutting session. For the mud dunes, I used Hersey's kisses. The mud effect was crumbled chocolate biscuits scattered abruptly all over.
I used up as much icing and ganache possible on the cake and the remaining, I used them to create a perfect construction site area, slopping them at odd places to create puddles and mud slides.
The best part on the cake were the construction set toys, which I bought from the local toy shop. This was the main feature on the cake.
And this was my first attempt ever. I have baked dozens of cakes before but the decors on this was my first. And the look on the kids faces especially my son was mind blowing, everyone thought it was a store cake.
The kids didn’t even wait for cake to be cut, when they were all set to plunge it. It was a cake worth making. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KURT.
This Construction Zone Birthday Cake was made for my son's 3rd birthday party. We own a construction company so I was familiar with equipment. We already owned most of this things and a few I picked up at Walmart.
The cake was really big but it had to be that size to get the look I wanted. The cake itself was out of a box but my mom made the frosting out of confectioners sugar. Every year she bakes and I decorate.
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This Construction Zone Birthday Cake was pretty easy! I used a star tip with green icing for grass, added fake trees and a couple of construction cars with some crushed Oreo's for a dump site and wrapped the edges in caution tape.