A 3D Monster Truck cake for a special little 3-year old. The cake is made of 3-layers of vanilla cake with buttercream filling. All elements of the cake are edible including the tires and rice crispy treat mountain covered in modeling chocolate.
When I started planning my son’s Monster Truck Birthday party, a good friend referred Meoi to me. I looked at her work on the website and was obviously impressed with her work. Although she had never created a Monster Truck before, I had confidence that she could do it, although I never imagined how perfect it would actually be. I was just hoping for a Monster Truck, but Meoi asked if my son had a favorite truck, which of course was Grave Digger.
From the moment I placed it on the table, (it was the center of attention), it smelled as good as it looked.
Although it was a difficult task to butcher her beautiful work, it was a pleasant surprise how great it tasted as well!
I don’t think I could ever find the right words to Thank her enough for her attention to detail and making this cake even better than I expected!
I am so thrilled that you were happy with the cake! I had a great time making it and it brings me even greater pleasure knowing how much you enjoyed it! Thanks again for the kind words and hopefully we can work together again in the future!
Hi! I see that everyone is asking you this, but would you please send me your directions for how you made this completely amazing cake too? My new stepson is turning 4 in a couple weeks, and he put in a special request for a monster truck cake. I’m the only one who can do it, and I’m just not sure where to start! I really appreciate it SOOOO much!
Thanks so much everyone for the kind words. I don’t really have a “Set of Instructions” to say that I can send you but I’ll try to explain how I made it.
First off, my husband made the platform for me by using 2 pieces of plywood and wooden dowels to hold the top piece of plywood up at a slight angle to make the truck look like it was going over the hill. The dowels are screwed into the top and bottom boards. The hill is created from rice crispy treats covered in modeling chocolate which I made from Wilton candy melts and Karo syrup (recipe can be found online). The truck itself is made from 3 stacked 9×13 cakes with buttercream frosting in between the layers and then I hand carved the cake to the shape of the truck and covered the entire thing in black fondant. The tires are also made of cake and covered in fondant but that part was very tricky. If I were to do it again, I would probably make the tires out of rice crispy treats for the extra stability. I used an Exacto knife and hand cut the flames on the front of truck and hand painted the rest of the details to match a picture of Grave Digger I found online.
Hope that helps and let me know how it turns out. I would love to see some pictures!
Hey I was wondering if you could email me instructions on how to make this cake. It is awesome! My son saw me looking this photo for birthday cake ideas and said please momma can you make this for my birthday. I told him i will see if I can try. Please please!!! help me out.
Hi Alanna - I used the Wilton “White-White” icing whitener to paint on the truck. I added a little electric green gel paste to the whitener for lime green accents. Hope that helps and good luck with your son’s cake!
I absolutely love this cake and was wondering how many people it served and how much it would be. I am having a monster truck theme birthday for my son on 11/27/11 and live in the Brandon, Fl area. Thanks!
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