DIY: Construction Birthday Cake Inspiration/Adaptation2:20 PM
(Inspiration from Fredillicious.blogpsot.com)
(goofy Pic of my big boy)
(G.Q. Pic, so handsome)
This little boy of mine is all boy. He has a love for tractors, diggers, dump trucks and all things construction. Rocks and dirt are a favorite of his as well. In fact, to say that my son has a bit of an obsession with rocks is a HUGE understatement. It was only fitting that I create a cake that included all of the above mentioned boy things.
(left, just one of my little dude's growing rock collections)
While searching on the beloved site Pinterest, I came across this beauty of cake. I can't even express my gratitude to Lauren from Fredillicious! THANK YOU for the INCREDIBLE idea of both the outside and inside of the cake! She is brilliant I tell you, BRILLIANT!!
Here is how my cake turned out...
In the original cake, Lauren used frosting to create her construction cones. I am not a pro with frosting and not a huge fan of frosting either so I decided to make the cones out of my child's favorite candies, starbursts, dots, and candy corn.
Here is the simple step-by-step of what I did to create the constructions cones and construction road signs.
1. get supplies - orange starburst, orange dot, orange toothpick
2. stab the starburst with the toothpick
3. stab the dot... I even pinched the top of the dot so that it would be a little more pointed and cone-like
Now you can simply stick the remainder of the stick into the cake and pull it out easily when its time to cut into.
1. get supplies
2. stab it sideways
Other supplies that I used for this cake were as follows....
Chocolate covered nuts, for the rocks of coarse...
Candy corn and orange tootsie rolls for other construction zone must haves...
oh and here is the recipe I used for the inside of the cake with yellow cake added. I found it HERE.
And here is the frosting recipe. I found it HERE.
IT WAS DELICIOUS!! Best of all I think my little three year old LOVED IT!
The proof is on his face...