Construction Birthday Cake

I used a chocolate cake mix and cooked it in one 9″ round cake pan and one smaller round pan.  I placed them on a 11 x 17 cardboard and frosted them both with chocolate frosting.  I did leave one space on the larger cake without frosting, where I placed the tractor that’s digging into the cake.  Then I added the other tractors and the candy.  I used the mini unwrapped Kit Kats for the “bricks” and chopped Snickers for the “rocks”.  Yes, I did put chocolate frosting on the cardboard next to the cake so I could stick the candy into the frosting to hold it in place.
I found a clip art image online for the construction tape that I put on the signs.  I taped the “Caution” sign onto toothpicks so it would stick up on the cake.  I taped the other sign right on to the clean side of the cardboard.
I loved making this cake because it was pretty simple and fast, yet it looked amazing.
It was a huge success!
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28 Responses to Construction Birthday Cake

  1. Leanne 01/20/2014 at 11:42 am #

    That is adorable. My boys would have loved this cake when they were younger. It’s so creative! Pinning!

  2. Jesseca 01/20/2014 at 12:23 pm #

    How adorable is that cake?? Cakes are my downfall, but this one looks like something I could totally handle! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Debra Hawkins 01/21/2014 at 10:43 am #

    Oh my heck! I love this so much! I kind of want to make one just because it looks so awesome!

  4. marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings 01/21/2014 at 11:04 am #

    oh my cuteness! This is so stinking fun. pinning

  5. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama 01/24/2014 at 9:44 am #

    That cake is adorable!! Love it!!

  6. Eva B. 02/22/2014 at 12:20 pm #

    My husband and I made this for our nephew’s 2nd birthday this weekend. He absolutely loved it and all the parents and friends were totally blown away. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

    • Tessa 04/30/2015 at 11:53 am #

      I want to make this for my son’s 2nd birthday party, too! But I am having a hard time guessing how many people the cake will serve. How many people did you serve at your party and how big were the pieces? Thank you!

  7. Carolyn 02/22/2014 at 7:09 pm #

    So adorable!!! I was wondering where you bought the trucks?

    • Carolyn 02/22/2014 at 7:17 pm #

      Oops…just found them on Amazon. Thanks!

    • Trinity 12/01/2015 at 8:54 am #

      If anyone needs these trucks, they sell that at the Dollar Tree for $1 each. Can’t beat that! And thank you for the darling cake idea. Doing this for my 4-year-old today! He is so excited. 🙂

  8. Kristy 07/11/2014 at 10:23 am #

    THANK YOU so much for this wonderful idea! I will be attempting to make this for my son’s 2nd birthday next Saturday (and I’m hoping it turns out half as good as yours did!). Question for you before I begin, how much candy did you use? Will one bag of each of the kit kat/snickers do? Did you use full size snicker bars or minis?

  9. Shana 08/16/2014 at 6:28 am #

    Ashlee,

    This cake is adorable! It is perfect for my son’s birthday! He loves construction equipment! He also has one of my favorite names, Weston! I have two sons (Will and Weston)!

    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Shana

  10. rosie 03/16/2015 at 12:41 pm #

    Love this cake idea, will be making it for my little boy when he turns 3, he’ll love it!

  11. Vivy 11/18/2015 at 10:44 am #

    Love the cake …… so creative! I’m planning on making one for my son’s 3rd birthday.
    Just wondering if you used cake support to place the smaller cake on top?

  12. chelsea 12/27/2015 at 3:06 pm #

    I think this cake is so cute and would look great with these crayon dump trucks favors I make:)

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/243000419/construction-party-favorsdump-truck?ref=shop_home_active_14

  13. Tracey 04/01/2017 at 7:24 am #

    Amazing cake, i am going to make it for my Son’s 26th birthday party next weekend
    He is a construction worker and bricklayer so he will love it.
    Thank you for a great post x

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