I didn't want to just get any old cake for Brin's party, since our family is used to the best (Aunty Lulu's) so I decided that I'd have to try to make it myself. I am completely in love with Pinterest (follow me here) so I started there and I found this digger cake that I knew I had to make. It was completely beyond any kind of baking I've ever tried. I had my doubts, and they were pronounced by the people surrounding me. Both my mother and my husband tried talking me out of the whole idea. But I knew I had to make this cake. Eventually my husband came around and decided that he would help. Yay! So after collecting the necessary elements, frosting, cookies, icing, and of coarse the construction toys, we began, 2 days before the party. I did not make the cakes from scratch because I decided just assembling them would be enough work. I did however make the inside frosting using dark chocolate cocoa. (See recipe at the bottom of this post) It was so yummy.
We decided to make two cakes since we have large families and we didn't think one would be enough. After everything was baked, cooled, frozen, cut and frozen again we started the decorating. I won't go into all the details, but my husband and I were up decorating this cake until one in the morning. We had fun together, placing all of the chocolate rocks around the cake, creating the river, and deciding where the toys would go. We built a bridge to connect the two cakes and filled the little dump truck with frosting and rocks and the "2" candle. When we were done, it was perfect. Beyond perfect. We were very proud of it, and even more proud when we cut into it at the party and everyone got to see the inside. It was perfect!
I have to say thank you to the Fredillicious blog for providing the idea to build upon and to my awesome husband who helped me make my dream cake for my son and did all the decorations you see below! I made the signs and he did the balloons, caution tape and section for the cake. We work really well together. In the end the party was a huge success and Brindley is now the proud owner of several brand spankin' new diggers. Also a four wheeler rider, a big wheel, several books, a train table and lots of other toys and PJ's.
If you are interested in making your own digger cake please see Fredilicious (link above) for the tutorial because she did a great job explaining how to make it. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the photos!
Dark Chocolate Frosting
3 cups Powdered Sugar
2/3 cup dark cocoa
1 stick butter
Melt butter and add in dark cocoa, slowly mix in powdered sugar and milk (with whisk). More milk may be needed to moisten the frosting. Eat and enjoy!