Make this easy construction birthday cake for your little construction worker’s birthday party! Rachaat! Rachaat!
This construction birthday cake is cute on the outside and tastes awesome on the inside — that’s because I used the cake and frosting recipes from my favorite bakers, Cakegirls. They sell lots of cake and party products for all kinds of baking occasions. And look what they helped me make all by myself!
I promised myself years ago that I would no longer puss out and buy cakes at the bakery for my kids. I’m swear I going to make them all by hand no matter if they’re lopsided. So far I’ve made
Using plastic diggers and dump trucks is pretty much a universal construction birthday party cake decoration — it’s easy, quick and such a hit with the kids.
And here’s my little construction worker, Liam, and his construction birthday party cake!
And his big sister loved helping him blow out his candles.
Grab some Oreos and Raisinets and start baking your own construction birthday party cake.
Supplies and recipes for making an easy construction birthday cake:
- Small construction toys (we used these CAT Mini Machines)
- Cakegirls vanilla cake recipe
- Cakegirls chocolate buttercream frosting recipe
How to make an easy construction birthday party cake:
First, bake your cakes. I used the Cakegirls vanilla cake recipe with one substitution: instead of regular white sugar, I used organic sucanat which is a whole cane sugar that my friend Heather at YumUniverse introduced me to. It’s natural sugar cane that’s minimally processed. Taste-wise it’s a bit richer, kind of has a molasses bent to it. Color-wise, my vanilla cakes turn out to tan (because sucanat is brown colored) which was perfect for the “dirt” cake when it was cut.
I made the cakes a couple days in advance, wrapped them in two layers of plastic wrap and tucked them into the freezer which made things a whole lot less stressful. Also, it’s true that it’s way easier to frost a frozen cake.
Now make the Cakegirls chocolate buttercream icing. This stuff tastes amazing, folks. More rich and less sugary than regular icing. The kids at our party went gaga over it! I’m talking licking plates. And the adults liked it too, including one party guest who doesn’t even like cake. (I know, I know, who doesn’t like cake??)
I found a tip online to put strips of wax paper underneath the cake before icing it and it really does help keep things less messy.
OK, time to prep the Oreos. I put my dad on this job, scraping off the white cream filling from the cookies.
Blend in a food processor or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Sprinkle between the layers…
Until it’s all covered.
Stack and repeat. I made Liam’s cake three levels high.
The chocolate buttercream recipe makes the perfect amount for a three-layer cake – with just enough left over to sample. See how that wax paper helped keep it all neat? You can remove the strips now.
I added Rasinets around the bottom edge. I think it looks cute.
The cake inside is still frozen which kind of helped me smooth the sides. And I left the top icing looking like a construction site.
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