Anyway among the themed food and decorations was this awesome construction/work zone birthday cake. It seriously has to be the easiest DIY cake out there -- and I'm no cake decorator. In fact, I usually let the kids take
For the construction cake I just baked a chocolate box cake in two round cake pans. I put them in the fridge to chill for a few hours before I started icing. I iced the top of the bottom cake and then stacked the second cake on top. As you can see, my cake's pretty rough...
After they were stacked, I used a spoon to dig out a big chunk of the cake. (I saved the crumbs - but more on that later.)
A minute or so later my husband walks in and his jaw dropped, "What the hell happened to the cake?" Haha...that's right I did it on purpose. Later my daughter spotted it: "Mommy!!! Someone took a big bite out of Blake's cake!!!" Not to worry...
After I assured everyone the cake was exactly how I wanted it, I iced the entire thing with the exception of the "hole."
Then I wrote out my son's name on the side using chocolate chips.
I used the excavator to "dig" the hole and piled some of the crumbs I saved into the back of the dump truck. The rest of the crumbs I used to make a dirt pile.