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!construction cake 3

Creating a construction themed cake for your little builders is easy here is what you will need:

construction party birthday cake 12 – 9×13” slab cakes – I just used 2 boxes of cake mix to create mine

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.construction cake 2

Once the cake is iced it is time for the fun part – decorating!  For my cake I placed the dump truck on top with a trail of chocolate rocks falling down the side of the cake.  construction party birthday cake 2

Place a tablespoon or two chocolate graham cracker crumbs inside the cement truck and pile some down as if has poured it out. construction cake 4

For the excavator I placed the chopped Reese Peanut Butter cups along the cut out area to create the look of boulders.construction party birthday cake 5

There are so many ways to customize the construction party birthday cake.  Have fun “building” your creation!

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