Construction Cake Ideas For a Construction Birthday Party
By Elizabeth Chastain
If you're planning a construction birthday party or a Bob The Builder birthday party, and are in need of some quick and easy ideas for creating a fun and fabulous construction cake, here's a few possibilities to get your creative juices flowing:
CONSTRUCTION CAKE #1
Make or buy a sheet cake and frost it with chocolate and green frostings. Create mounds of "dirt" by placing blops of chocolate frosting onto the cake and sprinkle with cookie crumbs or brown sugar. Add plastic dump trucks, bulldozers, excavators, trees, shrubs, signs, etc. to finish your site.
CONSTRUCTION CAKE #2
Make or buy a white cake and tint frosting appropriate colors to make roadways, dirt, sky, and grass. In the alternative, you can use brown sugar to create your roadways, and airbrush blue onto the cake for your sky and green airbrushing for your grass. Also, you could tint some coconut green and add it to your airbrushed grass area to enhance the look of grass. Top with plastic trucks and construction workers. Write "Happy Birthday Foreman (Child's Name) in cake gel.
DUMP TRUCK DIRT CAKE
1 pkg. Oreo cookies
1/2 c butter, softened
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 (3 1/2 oz.) pkg. instant chocolate pudding
3 c milk
1 (12 oz.) tub Cool Whip, thawed
Gummy worms (one for each child)
Crush Oreos. Put 1/3 of the Oreos into a new or clean, foil-lined dump truck. Beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together. Set aside. Combine the milk and pudding mix. Fold the Cool Whip into the pudding. Fold together pudding mixture and cream cheese mixture. Alternately, layer the pudding mixture and the cookie crumbs in the dump truck. Put worms in "soil" so they are seen emerging. Chill 3-4 hours and serve with plastic shovel.
EDIBLE DUMP TRUCK CAKE
Fill a new or clean foil-lined dump truck with chunks of chocolate pound cake. Right before serving, add scoops of ice cream and top with whip cream or whipped topping and sprinkles.
DUMP TRUCK BROWNIES
If you are looking for a cake alternative, you could fill a clean, foil-lined dump truck with brownies. They will look like your truck is filled with dirt. You can have ice cream and/or whip cream available for topping the individual servings.
CONSTRUCTION HARD HAT CAKE
Bake your cakes in a Pyrex bowl and a small single layer cake pan. After cakes have cooled, place the small cake slightly underneath the hard hat to create the hard hat rim. Frost them both bright yellow and write the birthday child's name and "BOSS" on front of the "hard hat."
CONSTRUCTION CAKE QUICKIES
Buy a frosted sheet cake and top it with an edible sugar art image of a construction scene or a construction cake topper. Add your Happy Birthday message and you're good to go.
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