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Coolest Garbage Truck Cake 3

by Mary Bowers
(Phoenix, AZ)

Easton and his Garbage Truck Cake

Easton and his Garbage Truck Cake

My son loves garbage trucks, so I had to make him a garbage truck cake. I started off with a half sheet pan for my cake. I just used store cake mix, baked it then cut it into a rectangle ( the bed of the truck ) and then made the cab another square.

I made circles out of the left over parts for tires. I had some odds and ends left over also, I made recycle bins. The garbage trucks that come to our house are orange, and he wanted orange ones. I mixed Wilton brown and orange food coloring to make the orangeish color. I iced the cake and colored the recycle bins with left over icing.

I then used the small tip to outline the cake with left over brown icing and colored in the tires with that same icing. I got the idea from here. It was really easy to make and cut out.

Every one loved the cake, especially my son.

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cute cake
by: mulletthead

i think it is so super cute! you did a great job

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Coolest Garbage Truck Birthday Cake 6

by Jessica
(Australia)

Homemade Garbage Truck Birthday Cake

Homemade Garbage Truck Birthday Cake

My son has been into garbage trucks for sometime and when I asked what sort of cake he wanted for his 3rd birthday, sure enough he said a garbage truck birthday cake. I thought I'd better try and although it took me quite a few hours to decorate I was very pleased with the outcome.

I baked two packet chocolate cakes and then cut the shape from this. I then made a double batch of butter icing and added yellow and red colouring to get the orange. To begin with it looked very pink but just adding more colouring eventually it got to orange. I used white icing for the windows and did the black edging with licorice.

The wheels were pieces of cake topped with chocolate biscuit and then with a white marshmallow on top. My son was really pleased with his cake and knew straight away what it was which was good! I just took my time and it turned out okay.

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way to go
by: Anonymous

My son and I are checking out cakes and he thinks your's is the coolest. He likes the color. He REALLY wanted a cake AND the trash can, so the can on the side was a great idea. Also, I like putting his age on the truck. Thanks for the idea!

well done!
by: michelle

Hi I was wondering it you baked the 2 chocolate cakes in one big pan or two small ones and you combined them? Beautiful job!

Great cake for three year old trash truck enthusiast!
by: Jennifer

Thanks so much for posting photos of your great looking cake! I'm making it for my soon-to-be three year old right now. He picked it out as his favorite!

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Coolest Garbage Truck Birthday Cake 10

by Jessica S.
(Laveen, AZ)

Homemade Garbage Truck Birthday Cake

Homemade Garbage Truck Birthday Cake

My son LOVES all things garbage so I decided he needed a garbage truck themed 3rd birthday. I made a Garbage Truck Birthday Cake from a single-layer 9x13 cake, cut out a small chunk at the top left, and eased the top right corner to make the shape of a garbage truck. I also cut out small half-round notches at the bottom for the wheels (3 stacked Oreo cookies).

Then I mixed Wilton orange coloring into some tub white frosting and very carefully frosted the cake to avoid picking up crumbs where I had cut out cake pieces. I then used black Wilton tubed frosting to make the outline and letters, and stuck the Oreo "wheels" up into the frosting so they'd stick. To finish, I mixed some blue coloring into a bit of white frosting and frosted a small piece of the cake I had cut out to make the recycle can.

My son and his little friends loved his cake!

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Coolest Garbage Truck Cake 5

by Shawny
(Bloomington, IN)

Green Gargling Garbage Truck Cake

Green Gargling Garbage Truck Cake

I used two 9x13 chocolate cakes, one for the body and the other for the wheels of this garbage truck cake. Froze the cake and then cut in the shape of the garbage truck to match the birthday invitation.

Frosted the entire cake with a thin layer of icing. Froze cake again, then used green and gray frosting for the body. Piped the details on the exterior of the truck. Used the star tip to fill in the fenders, windows, and other areas. Cut three circles of cake from the second 9x13 cake and frosted them black. Used the star tip for the hubcaps.

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help
by: Anonymous

did you use a pan or free hand it? Where did you get the invitation. My son is obsessed with Waste management and I am at a loss! Any advise would be great!

garbage truck cake
by: Anonymous

This cake looks awesome!! From the mother of one garbage loving boy to another..can I ask where you possibly found garbage truck invites or did you make them??? Thanks for your time!

invites
by: Anonymous

"designer den" sells really cute invites on eBay.

cake
by: tracy

Hi,
Love your cake! couple of questions...how did you shape the main part of the cake into a garbage truck? did you do this free hand? and also where did you get the waste management birthday invitations?

garbage truck products
by: Anonymous

My son loves garbage trucks too. Check out this website for awesome party favors! http://www.getwmgear.com/default.asp?webgroup=WM_WM&categoryid=wm_collection

Great job!
by: Anonymous

It's nice to see I'm not the only Mom of a garbage obsessed kid! I must try this cake for his bday tomorrow!!

Template
by: Shawny

I blew up the invitation to the size I wanted the cake. Then I cut it out and used it as a template. Simply laid it on the cake and cut around it.

Thanks
by: Sharyn

That is so cool. I am so glad to know that I am not the only one with a garg=bage truck obsessed child. I was beginning to worry but now I can sleep better at night lol.

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Coolest Garbage Truck Cake 9

by Denise
(Minnesota)

Homemade Garbage Truck Cake

Homemade Garbage Truck Cake

For my son who was obsessed with garbage trucks I made this Garbage Truck Cake. I had a hard time finding any online so I ended up making two pound cakes in bread pans , cut and stacked them. Most are squares or rectangles and I set it up on two rectangles to attach the wheels to.

The other cake I rounded the top and set on top of the longest rectangle. I used chocolate covered donuts for the wheels, M&M's (both whole and cut in half) for the headlights and WM and cheez its for the windows.

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More detailed instructions please...
by: Angela

This is a gorgeous cake! My son's 3rd birthday is approaching and I would love to make him this cake! He too is obsessed with garbage trucks and was just a garbage man last weekend for Halloween! How exactly did you cut the pound cakes?--You really only needed 2 pound cakes??? It looks fantastic. Please provide more details if you can!

Thank You!

Angela

cake tips
by: Katie

Love this cake! I am going to attempt to make it for my son's 3rd birthday next weekend. Any tips???

instruction for garbage truck
by: gitty

I would also love to get clearer instructions how to make this cake since ny husband drives a garbage truck my kids are obsessed with garbage trucks i would really appreciatrthanks in advance

instruction for garbage truck
by: gitty

I would also love to get clearer instructions how to make this cake since ny husband drives a garbage truck my kids are obsessed with garbage trucks.would really appreciate in advance

Garbage Truck Cake
by: Mommy to 4 year old

This is the cutest cake I have seen on the net!
How did you do this? I am going to bake my son a cake for his 4th birthday in a few weeks and need some insight as to how you made this adorable cake,
Thanks!

Grandsons Preston and Lyden
by: Anonymous

Hi, love your cake. I thought my grandson's were the only ones interested in trash trucks. We drive down the street and "Trash truck". Getting ideas to make one for them. Great job.
Martha

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