Monday, June 24, 2013
Dad's Tip Truck Birthday Cake
Cake making is something I love! I really enjoy the whole process so whenever family birthdays are coming up I get very excited planning cake ideas. Saturday was my dad's birthday so I started planning ideas for a cake a few weeks ago.
Dad drives a tip truck for work so when I saw a cake similar to this one I knew I had to make it for him. It is a 3 layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing. I covered the outside in milo to look like dirt. The truck was from Big W and I simply placed it in the centre and filled the back with maltesers and chocolate coated honeycomb.
One tip for anyone who might want to make a similar cake - honeycomb melts! It takes a little while but once it is exposed to the air it starts to melt. So I would suggest making the cake up until the point of adding the lollies. Then just before you have to present the cake add these to avoid them melting too much.
I am so happy with how this cake turned out. Dad really loved it and has added the truck to his collection. The next birthday in the family is my mums so I think I better get planning!