I made this Excavator cake for my friend’s son’s 2nd B-Day….he loves “diggies”! The base of the machine is a 12×18 vanilla pound cake that I cut and carved into shape. I had a lot of help from my husband with the design after he informed me that me original drawing was “all wrong”!
The arm is Rice Krispie Treats molded around dowel rods. The dirt hill is a chocolate cake baked in my large pampered chef batter bowl that I torted and filled with buttercream. The whole cake is iced in buttercream.
This was a huge hit. I only wish that my icing was a little more smooth on the arm. I had trouble getting it nice and smooth over the Rice Krispies. At the party, I added crushed Oreo cookies to the dirt hill for added effect.