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.
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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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.
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.
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.