Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake

My son wanted an army themed 8th birthday cake.

For the base of the cake I used a 13×11 pan. I baked 2 of those and layered them for height, using vanilla.

For the tank and hill I used Devil’s food cake, a baseball cake pan, an 8 inch square pan and a 9 inch round pan. I carved the hill using the dome cake and round cake and carved the tank using the square cakes.

Once the base was frosted I placed the hill on top and frosted it to blend into the base. Then, I frosted the tank and carefully placed it. Where it landed was where it was staying. Once in place, I added the wheels and gun, grasshopper cookies and pirouettes. The tire tread was black fondant.

I used pretzel logs and added frosting leaves for trees and and milk duds for rocks and border. The road was made with crushed Oreos.

Lastly, I decorated with my son’s army figures.

Everyone was amazed and a couple people said, “The cake is great, where did you get it?”

Transporting the cake to the party location was the hardest part. I had a cake box to hold it, but the lid didn’t fit (the cake was too tall), so I cut the lid off.  I held it on my lap and accidentally hit one of the trees with my elbow, but no major damagewas done. I only lost a frosting branch or two.

The cake took 6 cake mixes and 6 batches of frosting to make. My son only ate 1 piece of cake.

Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake

Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake

Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake

Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake

Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake

Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake

Coolest Army Tank 8th Birthday Cake