Make this easy construction themed cake for your little construction worker’s birthday party! Beginners in cake decorating will find it simple to make this construction cake, and the birthday boy can play with the adorned cakes on the toy construction truck when the celebration is complete. Are you ready to explore Cakepluss?
How to make an easy construction themed cake
– Step 1: Bake the cake layers
First, bake your built cake. You can make the cakes a few days in advance, wrap them in two layers of plastic wrap, and put them in the freezer. Also, it is true that it is much easier to freeze an icing cake.
– Step 2: Make the chocolate buttercream and put the layers together
Now make the chocolate buttercream. This dish is delicious and has less sugar than regular ice cream. I found a trick online to put strips of waxed paper underneath the cake before icing and it really made things less messy.
– Step 3: Divide the Oreos into edible soil for the construction site
OK, it’s time to prepare the Oreos. Mix in a food processor or in a rolled plastic bag to make a fine powder. Use Oreo batter to spread evenly between cake layers until all are covered.
– Step 4: Add the Raisinets Rocks
I added Raisinets around the bottom edge. I think it looks cute, and it covers up the freezing errors. The cake inside was still frozen which helped me smooth the sides. And I let the top layer of ice look like a construction site.
– Step 5: Add the necessary accessories
This is the interesting part. Sprinkle more dirt on top, some Raisinet rocks, and excavator and dump truck bright yellow plastic construction cakes. So the construction cake is done.
More Construction Cake Ideas
Construction Cake by Marley W., Sandy, OR
The cake fed over 35 people and was quite simple to make. It required an 8-inch circular single layer and an 11×15 sheet cake (single layer). I created buttercream icing and decorated it with steel gray, orange (for name), and light brown John Deere construction yellow. First, I used light brown icing to decorate the 11 by 15 sheet cake. I positioned the three pieces of equipment (purchased from the neighborhood store) on the cake, leaving space in the corner for the round cake.
I broke up some Butterfinger candy bars and large round plain (not Oreo style) chocolate wafer biscuits. Along with the Butterfinger, I utilized the wafers to create mounds of earth on the cake by sprinkling them around the cake’s bottom edge. In order to keep the crumbs on the equipment, I even added a little icing to it. I carved out a little depression on the left side of the cake and filled it with chocolate sprinkles.
Then I sprinkled more crumbs to make it appear as though the machinery was building up the John Deere insignia before setting the circular cake on top and icing only the sides with the light brown frosting. On the computer, I enlarged and rotated (backward) a J.D. sticker that I had previously scanned. After that, I covered it with parchment paper and traced it with clear Wiltons piping gel. I simply flipped the paper onto the round cake’s unfrosted top, leaving a clear outline of the design that I then filled in with yellow icing. I then completed the project by adding the steel gray.
Construction Cake by Carolyn L., Bellevue, WA
The cake has a chocolate frosting on top of a traditional yellow cake. Along with the other ingredients listed on the package, I made the cake using Crisco Canola Oil, and it turned out wonderfully moist and delicious. I just made the road out of white icing for the cake’s topper. Cookie crumbs make up the “dirt”. I used Duplex cookies, which I just broke into manageable crumbs after scraping out the centers.
Construction Cake by Jennifer R, Eau Claire, WI
A nearby candy shop had candy rocks, so I bought some construction equipment to put on top of them. I began by icing the entire cake, with or without color. I then piped on the grass and roads using various icing bag tips.
The piles of dirt, sand, and rocks resembled miniature cupcakes with the bottoms removed. They were piled up, and I piped the correct frosting color over them. With leftover rock candy, I decorated the corners of this building cake.
In conclusion, a construction-themed cake offers a delightful and visually captivating addition to any themed party or event. By carefully designing the cake shape, incorporating construction-related elements, and utilizing vibrant colors, the cake becomes a focal point of the celebration. Overall, a construction-themed cake showcases the artistry and creativity involved in baking and cake design, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees and bringing joy to the celebration.