Construction Birthday Cake

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Happy birthday to our Weston this week!  He is now 4 years old!
Here’s how I made this Construction Birthday Cake for him.
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!

15 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!

  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 #


    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,

  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!


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