Monster Truck Cake Tutorial


Cakes are expensive to buy pre-made, so if you have a little bit of time, it’s much more cost-effective to make one yourself.  I thought this one was super easy to make because there is not a whole lot to it yet your monster-truck-lover will think it is super cool, especially since he gets to play with the truck and cars after he blows out the candles!

how to make a monster truck birthday cake

Game Plan:

1. Bake two rectangle cakes and freeze.

Save a portion of the rounded part you cut off to make the mound later.

2. Put a layer of icing in-between the two layers before stacking.

3.  Cover entire cake with a thin layer of icing.

It’s okay if some crumbs poke through on this layer.

4.  Put some of the cake you cut off earlier to make your rectangles lie flat, in a mound to create a ramp for the monster truck.

Unfortunately, all I had were crumbs because I forgot to save any of the cake and this made it much more difficult.

how to make a monster truck cake

Use a mound of cake to create a ramp

5.  Cover the mound with icing.

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6.  Add another layer of icing and smooth the icing.

7.  Smash a couple of graham crackers into crumbs and sprinkle the crumbs on the cake to make a path for the monster truck.

how to make a monster truck cake

Graham crackers make a nice dirt path

8.  Place a monster truck on the ramp and several cars for it to jump over on the path.

9.  Use icing to add a border to your cake and writing.

The border was a disaster because I had a hard time getting the icing to look red instead of pink and then it was way to warm and mushy so I couldn’t get it to look right when I tried to make a fancy border so I just ended up doing a straight line.  The writing was not creative either but we were running out of time and I knew Rylan wouldn’t care just as long as he could read his name on it.  It’s always good to keep things in perspective and as much as I wanted to create a prize winning cake, all I really wanted to do was make Rylan feel special!

how to make a monster truck cake

how to make a monster truck birthday cake

how to make a monster truck cake

how to make a monster truck birthday cake

how to make a monster truck birthday cake

Rylan enlisted the help of his friends to blow out his candles

Check out these other cake tutorials of mine:

Sprinkle & Skittle Cake

one year old birthday cake

Caterpillar Cake

caterpillar and bug theme birthday party

Polka Dot Fondant Cake

instructions for making a polka dot fondant cake

Ice Cream Cake Roll

recipe for ice cream cake roll

Monogrammed Bridal Shower Cake

making a fondant cake for a bridal shower

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