Easy construction cake or excavator cake, homemade with simple ingredients. This birthday cake is composed of two tiers of chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, candies, Oreos and toy trucks create a construction site.
While the cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting and chop up some of the candies in half.
Place each cake on a round cardboard cake board that's the same size as the cake.
Cut each cake in half horizontally and spread icing on top.
Place the other half of each cake on top and press gently to secure together.
Ice both cakes fully in icing and use the back of a spoon to create a rustic pattern.
Place the 8 inch cake on a large serving board.
Stick 4 dowels or bubble tea straws in the center of the cake and cut straws to the correct height.
Place the other 4 inch cake on top of the dowels and press gently to stick the 2 tiers together.
Place the washed toy trucks on the cake and on the large cake board.
Create an illusion of a construction site by sticking chopped up candy bars on cake to represent large stones and sprinkle Oreo crumbs for dirt. Create a puddle of ganache around some of the trucks to represent wet cement.
Do this decoration for the tiered cake and the large board as well to create a bigger story. Enjoy!
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Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.