Thursday, January 7, 2010

if you want a 4 year old boy to love you, bake him a dump truck cake

I know I said that I was going to do food posts on Mondays, but I can't wait.
Tuesday, my nephew, Declan, had his 4th birthday! So, naturally, I baked him a dump truck cake.
(I think Jackson had a similar cake at his birthday party last summer, but I can't remember.)


I made a 4 layer chocolate cake (because he's 4), filled it with chocolate filling,


and covered it with whipped cream and smashed up Oreos.


Finally, I topped it off with a bulldozer, some construction cones and a dump truck.


My favorite thing about the cake, aside from photographing it like it was a Martin and Munoz snowglobe,


and watching Declan add and move toys around, was that it was super easy. The messier it looked the better!  (Which was good because I'd snowshoed 9 miles earlier that day and was WAY too exhausted to do anything fancy.)


Wait, I take that back. My absolute favorite thing about the cake was that Declan loved it!
Happy Birthday little guy!

29 comments:

Courtney said...

this has to be the cutest cake ever! I am saving this for future inspiration. Heck, I may make this for my 33 year old husband's birthday this month. What boy doesn't dig dumptrucks?

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Fantastic! What a great idea! And it looks very yummy.
My nephews would love that cake.

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, that's the cutest thing i've ever seen! my mom used to make "dirt cakes" where the cake would be chocolate mousse with oreos and she'd put it in a flower pot with a silk flower and gummy worms!

the southern hostess said...

Genius idea for a little boy!

Janean said...

what boy....my honey would ADORE this cake!! I'm makin' it, baby!

Jaime said...

This is ADORABLE! I am going to bookmark for my first boy's bday.... note I am not close to having a child lol.

Thanks for visiting La vie...J'aime! :)

pen.ny said...

this is amazing, but um...can i get one too?

very cool.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

what about if you want a 27 year old girl to love you? if it's this girl, the answer is clear: bake a dump truck cake! in other words, this looks SO good I would eat the whole thing and feel no shame...

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Abigail, Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting so that I could find yours. I have a nephew who will be 3 in a week and this cake looked so good, I sent the link to his mom!!!

I'm going to check out the rest of your blog now!

Gloria said...

That looks like a yummy cake for chocolate lovers everywhere! Think I might try that out for my big boys too. Boys and their toys never seem to change much, they just move on to the real things!

Caroline, No. said...

Goodness me, that's the most awesome thing I've ever seen!

The Cherry Blog said...

this...is....utterly...amazing!! I want a oreo dump truck for my next bday now!!! si impressed. loving your blog too! xx

paula said...

oh my, my son would go nuts over this! he seems to be enjoying it too:)

the Lost Earring said...

That's awesome! It's a sensory play cake! Sorry, retired preschool teacher ha ha. Nice work, Abigail!

PS I'm freaking out over those snow globes!!!

{lovely little things} said...

What a cake?! That is impressive, and you can tell he loved it.

Enjoying your blog!

love lives in the kitchen said...

i love it! what a cute idea to make happy a little boy! your blog is lovely! i'll be back soon!
justyna

Happenstance said...

Oh my goodness! I am going to have to remember this one for my little boy! So cute and well done!

mindy said...

oh man, i'm so bookmarking this for my son's 1st birthday!...but i may have to forego the cones because i have a feeling he'd try to eat those.

and your nephew.....adorable!!

Marisa said...

omg, what a delicious cake. I might have to make something similar for my girls night tomorrow, because that just looks amazing

Melissa Blake said...

What a beautiful cake!! :)

Kristin said...

That is ADORABLE. Totally going to have to make that for the dude!!

Patricia Ann said...

What? Not making anything fancy? Dear, making a "messy" cake intentionally is actually a lot more difficult. ;)

That looks darn yummy though. :)

heidi leon said...

love the idea! love the cake! and definitely love your nephew eating and enjoying his cake!

ps agree with Courtney; I will bake this for my husband's bday (I will have to wait a whole year, because his bday was last week but anyway...)

Jaeve + Things said...

oh my! i love this! and i know just the 3 year old who would absolutely LOVE this!!!

alicia abood said...

oh, how i adore this. and how i love that your nephew's name is declan. i have that name on my list of potential names. he is so lucky to have such a wonderful aunt!

M said...

Love this idea! My little boy would be so thrilled to have this cake so I may have to steal your idea. But I'll give you one of mine...http://eatwhatweeat.blogspot.com/2009/10/dump-truck-cake.html

lovesfool said...

This is amazing!

nareswari anindita said...

hai abigail!
thanks for stopping by!

lu elisa said...

hi,i´m from brasil, and i make your cake to my little boy guilherme,on the 3 birthday party. he love the cake!!