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Coolest DumpTruck Birthday Cake 70

by Kirsten
(Waihi Beach, New Zealand)

Homemade DumpTruck Birthday Cake

Homemade DumpTruck Birthday Cake

Homemade DumpTruck Birthday Cake
Homemade DumpTruck Birthday Cake
Homemade DumpTruck Birthday Cake
Homemade DumpTruck Birthday Cake

My son Zach LOVES trucks, so we decided on a BIG truck construction party theme for his 3rd birthday party. I wanted to make a dump truck birthday cake for him and looked on this website for inspiration. I got some great ideas to add to the ones I had in my head. Turning them into reality was another thing.

I baked two square chocolate cakes and cut them flat and put chocolate butter cream icing between them. Then I made two loaf chocolate cakes and did the same thing. I then covered all of it in chocolate butter cream, after digging a hole in the middle of the top square cake, to be the dump part of the truck.

I rolled out the red fondant icing I bought to cover the cake, but used too much oil when rolling (better to use oil than icing sugar with colored fondant) and rolled it too thin so it ripped a bit and didn't sit smoothly. I also didn't have enough red, but had some white, so used that for the back tray part of the truck, as well as the back. Even though it looks a bit rough in some places, it turned out okay.

I used the white fondant for the windows and the number plate. I used an edible marker to write Zach's name and his age on the number plate. I used licorice to trim and for the front grill and windscreen wipers. Smarties were used for the head and tail lights and Tic Tac's for the reverse lights. I found round orange sweets to use as indicators. The wheels are Mint Slice biscuits, and the back is filled with Pineapple Lumps and crushed Maltesers.

I would have preferred the tray to be tipped, but I found it enough of a challenge to do what I did! Overall I am happy with the cake and everyone loved it and was so impressed - especially Zach!

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