hi does anyone know of a good birthday cake design

Lisa - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )




he is into bob the builder and bull dozers if any one has any ideas on how to design one please help

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Amanda - posted on 09/13/2009




I made Elmo cupcakes for my daughters first birthday. Each cupcake was Elmo's face. They were really cute and easy to do. If you google "Elmo cupcake" you can see a variety of ways to do them.

Chelsea - posted on 09/12/2009




Dump Truck Cake

A toy truck, loaded with cake and cookie crumb "dirt," is the perfect treat to unload at a preschooler's construction party.


2 baked 8- or 9-inch round cakes

2 3-oz. pkgs. prepared chocolate pudding

3 to 4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs

Clean plastic toy dump truck and shovel

1. Cut the cakes into 3-inch-long slices, then cut them in half.

2. Layer the cake, pudding, and crumbs in the clean dump truck and serve with the shovel.

3. Tip: For a dessert and take-home favor all in one, fill individual small toy dump trucks (about 6 inches long each) with a cupcake and 2 to 3 tablespoons of cookie crumb dirt. Be sure to rinse out the dirty trucks before sending them home.

Coral - posted on 09/12/2009




My mom used to get a piece of wax paper or parchment paper, place it over a picture in a colouring book and do an outline of the picture with one of those tubes of icing (black) then flip it over onto the iced cake. Once the outline was there it was easy to colour, and voila the picture is on the cake. Hope this helps.
Also you can go to the dollar store and pick up small trucks, bull dozers etc and just place it on the cake. Take some crumbled OREO or graham cracker crumbs to resemble dirt & place little piles in front of the diggers.
I hope this helps.

Georgene - posted on 09/12/2009




a good idea might be to make a square or rectangle cake, green grass all around and make it kinda look like a construction site with toys and bob directing the work. use chocolate cookie crumbs for dirt, candy for other construction pieces, pretzels for logs, etc. you can get little toys and bulldozers cheap at the store. just have fun with it.

Ruth - posted on 09/10/2009




An idea for the frosting/tip issue--you can buy fairly cheap plastic tips, and those can be used with plastic bags, just cut the hold a little wider, so that you can slip the icing tip partway through the hole from the inside, then fill with frosting and decorate.

Valerie - posted on 09/10/2009




Hi Lisa,
My mom decorated cakes for years for people and mostly what she did is get a picture of say a bulldozer or bob the builder and cut it out of cakes. I agree with Paula it should be fairly easy to do a bulldozer but I would make sure that I had a picture to go by. Also has a good idea about the sandwich bags it will be alot cheaper than buying the bags and tip in the store unless you already have that stuff available in you home. I would also freeze the cake. My mother always froze the cakes that she was cutting first. I hope you have fun with this.

Sue - posted on 09/09/2009




Hey Lisa...omg a boy that loves trucks!!!lol Mine did to!! I had a riot each year with that one. I use to simply make a big two slab cake so that I had room to decorate, as opposed to trying to cut the cake into a certain design. (I do know you would be better to freeze the cake and cutting when its frozen than when it is warm) I made dump trucks dumping smarties, or you could do a bulldozer pushing smarties. I worked in a bakery briefly for about six months and had to learn how to write on cakes so this was some previous knowledge. I wouldn't go and by all the cake deco gadgets as it was too expensive. I mixed my icing colors by myself but I do know that most bakeries will sell you their icing alreay mixed. I practiced my first one on a piece of cardboard. So I would put icing in a sandwich bag and cut a small hole in the corner. I practiced until I was comfortable and then I would go to town. I had a blast!! Good luck Lisa

Paula - posted on 09/09/2009




should be fairly easy to make a truck ........just make a big rectangle for the body of the truck...make a square for the front part of the truck then take a square and cut a scoop out of it to make the dumping part....add circles on the bottom to make wheels... hope this helps

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