Dump Truck Cake

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Dump Truck Cake

Dump Truck Cake

Whenever one of my boys’ birthdays roll around I always go looking for ideas for birthday cakes for boys.  With my baby’s 2nd birthday coming up (tears! sniff, sniff) I knew exactly what type of cake he would want.  He is completely into anything with wheels so a dump truck cake would be perfect for him.

This dump truck cake was pretty much the easiest cake I have ever made because if I messed up I could cover it with chocolate boulders or crunched up cookies and nobody would know the difference.  Perfect for an amateur cake decorator like myself!

To make this cake, bake two round cakes and stack them together with frosting in the middle.

Dump truck cake

Frost the cake around the outside with chocolate frosting and immediately add on the Oreo cookies if you like.  I liked using the Oreos because they reminded me of tires.

Dump truck cake

And now comes the fun part.  Place about half of a package of Oreo cookies or other chocolate cookies into a plastic storage bag and use a rolling pin to smash them up into little pieces.  Then cover the top of the cake and down one side to make it look like a gravel road.

Of course you can’t have a dump truck cake without the dump truck and that was the best part for my 2-year-old!  I found a small dump truck at the dollar store and we washed it up really well and then filled it up with Whoppers, Rolos, cut up Twix, Snickers, KitKat and any other candy bar I could find.  Then I made it look like the truck had lost its load off the side of the cake.

Dump Truck Cake

The lost load was the best part of the cake. 😉  Nom, nom!

When all was said and done, baby loved his cake but only ate the Oreo cookies. 🙂  But, if it’s your party you can do what you want, right? More cake for me!

If you like this dump truck cake check out these other toddler birthday cakes:

Monkey CakeEasy Monkey Cake

Cookie Monster CakeCookie Monster Cake

Farm Cake for Barnyard birthday partyFarm Birthday Cake

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  1. says

    This is very creative and I think easy to make dump truck cake. You just gave me an idea what to make when one of kids have a birthday. I have 3 boys too and they are lots of fun.

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing on Mix it Up Monday. I got a laugh out of this because it reminded me of the time my husband made a chocolate cake for my birthday. The layers fell apart when he removed them from the pan, so we nicknamed it a dump truck cake. Yours is much cuter, though!

  3. says

    Hi Kara,
    What a precious cake, it is just adorable, great job! Happy 2nd to your baby! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. says

    This is the cutest cake I’ve ever seen. We celebrated our son’s 18th birthday last Saturday and he wanted the Oreo Frozen Cake – which was also unique and actually pretty good even if I didn’t make it. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Noi says

    I have been browsing-blogwalking-youtubeing for birthday cake ideas these past few days..then i found your dump truck cake in pinterest, now i know I’m gonna make this uber cute yet simple cake for my son’s 2nd birthday next month! he loves vehicles so I’m sure he’s going to love this cake.. 🙂 Thanks for sharing …

    • says

      Trust me, if it isn’t easy, I can’t make it. 🙂 That is one of the reasons I loved this cake. I hope your little guy loves it and Happy Birthday to him!

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