Thursday, August 12, 2010

That's Right..I'm The Cake Boss...;)



So I made a cake for my darling sons 3rd birthday...and it garnered a lot of compliments. Which I LOVE...not going to lie...I will take a compliment over a kick in the ass any day...

But I felt compelled to show you how I made it, I felt guilty really. Because it is SOOOO simple and requires ZERO cake making skills...this is a th
e perfect skill level for me...

SO here we go...First what you will need...

2- Deep'n Delicious McCains Chocolate Cakes
1- flat pan/cookie sheet - upside down for base
1- Box Oreo Cookie Crumbs
2- Sheet Grey Construction Paper
1/2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
set of Toy Construction Trucks
black marker
tape

So here is where it gets all technical and Martha Stewart like...not so much...Simply place 1 & 1/2 cakes onto a corner of the pan. Well "place" is relative....


I would love to tell you not to worry and that it is going to look so much better...but it's really not. Now you need to take the left over 1/2 and smush and pile it onto a corner...not pretty...But you get to lick your fingers after, always a BONUS!


Ok, so it's not pretty but now is when the magic happens and I CAN tell you that it is going to start to look a lot better...and more like...well...a Pilo'O'Dirt...Just spread out the icing over the whole thing, as best as you can..does not need to be pretty. The cover entire thing in Oreo Cookie Crumbs..and Voila! DIRT!




Here is where your going to also add the road, just taped the grey construction paper down and added some lines..easy peasy...

Finally time to dress the cake...Just add all the little cars and trucks where ever you like. I combined the graham cracker crumble with the Oreo Cookie crumble to create a lighter colour of dirt...Some rocks (real) be sure to take those out before serving...and VOILA! A construction site ready for fun...and it tastes YUMMY!!!


In total this cake took 30 minutes to put together and cost $14.00...The cookie crumbs and trucks were on sale..SCORE!

The Look on my Sons face when he saw it.....PRICELESS!!!

Who says you shouldn't play with your food????


He sat and played for over an hour...and the cake..was delicious....





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4 comments:

Dennis said...

Good stuff...and the pics of the construction/bent foil pans are great, LOL. The cake really came out kool, thanks for the idea :)

Andrea said...

It seems that my nearly 2 year old and your just 3 year old, have the same interests! I was contemplating making some kind of 'digger' cake for his upcoming birthday. You did a great job putting it together!

Finding My Weigh said...

That is awesome!! I used the exact same truck set for my son's 3rd birthday cake but was nowhere near as creative with it as you were! Good inspiration for next year. :)

sharon said...

That is beyond awesome!!!!