Dump Truck Cake
by Cheryl Moss
A special 1st birthday cake
This Dump Truck Cake was my very first cake and I wanted it to be special for my nephew who was turning one!
Every item on this cake is 100% edible. It took a day and a half to make.
Cake and frosting are from scratch. The base is a 1/4 sheet marble cake with buttercream frosting. The truck was made out of the same marble cake baked in a loaf pan and then carved into the shape of the truck and coated in buttercream.
The tires are chocolate mini donuts and the bed of the truck is made from Hershey chocolate bars coated in icing and "glued" together with chocolate. The bed was raised by using the cocoa cereal straws you can buy at the grocery store which were dipped in chocolate.
The "dirt" is chocolate buttercream icing sprinkled with crushed Oreo cookies to make it look like real dirt. I used almond bark to sculpt a license plate with his name on it to personalize further.
I also made a mini smash cake identical to the large cake just for my nephew. He loved this cake and so did all of the guests.
From the editor:
I'm not surprised that everyone loved this Dump Truck Cake. It's amazing. Who would believe it's your first cake ever?
Great job. Thanks so much for sharing your tricks with us.
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