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« on: August 04, 2009 05:29:59 AM »

I know this isn't considered a craft. Unless you consider monster truck model building or painting a craft Smiley

I just joined craftster.org and figured I would try a competition.

I built this cake for my son's 3rd birthday. He loves monster trucks and I was inspired by all of his monster truck toys. It is all edible except the support structure under the truck which you can't see and the orange car the monster truck is running over.

The bottom cake is chocolate that I cut up and made hills and valleys and then smeared with chocolate butter cream. The tires are donuts with butter cream icing and the truck body is yellow cake made in the Wilton Car pan and cut down into a truck. I covered it in fondant and painted the flames on then I cut out details in fondant and glued them on using water as glue. I placed plastic cake columns under the truck where the 4 "tires" would cover them and iced them with the brown icing to hide them. The tires are attached with wooden skewers all the way through the truck cake which was supported by the columns on a cake board cut the same size as the truck.

For the finishing touch, I smeared brown icing all over the truck so it would look as though it had been playing in the mud before running over the car.

« Last Edit: August 04, 2009 07:25:13 AM by christinc21 - Reason: added photos » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009 08:56:13 AM »

What a great cake!  I am sure son just loved it.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009 03:57:55 PM »

That cake is awesome!! I know my son would love it too.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009 03:20:23 AM »

So great! I love the donuts as wheels part!

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009 11:23:09 AM »

Very well done. I think the 'mud' is what makes it so great though.

« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009 07:09:15 PM »

I love it! You are an awesome mom.

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009 07:38:42 PM »

I love the mud splattering -- that must have been fun Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009 07:44:46 PM »

GREAT cake!  My husband would LOVE this cake for his birthday excellent job!!

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009 08:42:26 PM »

Guess what my son is getting for his second birthday!!!! This is amazing!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009 08:58:27 PM »

When I first looked at it I thought the truck was a real toy truck it want till you said it was also made of cake that I realized it! What a great cake it what I'm trying to say!
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