I decided that for my son’s birthday a truck was in order. He’s 2 and trains and trucks are his favorite. So I made a pretty simple cake with not too much prep time. I baked an apple spice cake from this recipe. It was VERY well received by the kids and especially the adults. I also baked a chocolate cake from Better Homes and Gardens. For the apple cake I used an 8X8 inch pan. Once I had those baked I cut the apple cake in half and used buttercream icing to stack them on top of each other like the box of a truck. I took the chocolate cake and cut it in 4 squares.
I stacked 2 squares on top of each other and then took a 3rd square and cut it lengthwise and stacked those 2 on top of each other and then on top of the first 2 squares. You end up with the following:
Then I got a piece of cardboard and cut it the length of the cab and box plus the cab and the width of the box. I wrapped it in tinfoil and put a dab of icing on it and put the cake pieces on it. Then I iced the cake. I found wooden rectangle blocks in the kids toys and dabbed some icing on them and placed them under the cardboard where wheels would be on a truck. The I took icing and stuck on oreo cookies as wheels. I got black licorice and cut pieces as a bumper and some after eight mints from Christmas were perfect pieces for the windows! Once I put it all together it looked like this:
As for the yellow hard hats. I tried my hand at Bakerella’s cake pops. I failed miserably at getting them on sticks but they still worked as simple cake balls. I shaped balls and then pulled the cake down on one end to look like the front of a hat. I poured yellow candy melts on them and then piped little lines on the top. These were the biggest hit of the party and a nice portion size for kids! For presentation I poured oreo crumbs on the platter and placed the hats in the “mud”.
Danielle is mom to a 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son and always looking for fun things to do with the kids. She blogs over at fourdayshome.