If you have a sweet tooth like me your favourite part of birthday celebrations is the cake! For Little Bear’s first birthday I wanted make a special construction party birthday cake for the party. And if I do say so myself it turned out pretty well!
Creating a construction themed cake for your little builders is easy here is what you will need:
2 tubs of chocolate icing
6 Reese Peanut Butter Cups – Chopped coarsely
1/3 cup of chocolate graham cracker crumbs
½ cup of chocolate “rocks” – available at the bulk barn and other confectionary stores
Construction Toys – like cement mixers, dump trucks, excavators and caution cones – washed and cleaned
To create the cake:
Place one slab cake on a serving tray. Put 2” strips of wax paper around the edges if you are worried about getting icing on the serving tray.
Ice the top and sides of the cake with chocolate icing. If you like hiding special surprises (Smarties, chopped Reese Pieces, money) inside the cake now is the time to place them on top of the first layer.
Before placing the second slab cake on top cut our (or break off) a corner of the cake. This will be the part where the excavator is “digging”. You can save this piece and ice it for a small personalized cake for the birthday boy/girl. Place the second slab on top of the first. Ice the rest of the cake, be generous in the area you cut to make it easier to spread the icing.
There are so many ways to customize the construction party birthday cake. Have fun “building” your creation!