How to make a Construction Digger Cake

construction digger cake

So we are now the proud owners of a three year old. And having a birthday means a cake. So I asked the Toddler what he wanted and he said a digger cake. Well actually he said he wanted planes first but I didn’t think I’d be able to do that so digger was the second choice.

I think it turned out pretty well.

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The kids all loved it and it made a spectacular centrepiece while being easy to make!

The Cake

I made a chocolate fudge cake but cheated on the icing as that was from a tub. Got to love Betty Crocker.

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Ingredients

175g Self Raising Flour
50g Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
150g Caster Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
150ml Sunflower Oil
150ml Milk (I used whole milk)
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup

How To Do It

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease4 and line a 9″ baking tin

2. Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.

3. Add the sugar and mix throughly

4. Make a well in the centre and add the “wet” ingredients (syrup, eggs, oil, milk)

5. Whisk with an electric whisk on low speed until combined, then whisk at a higher speed for 2 minutes

6. Pour into the tin and bake for 45-50 mins

7. Once cooked, leave in tin to cool completely before turning out

The Rocks

I made mini cornflake cakes to cover the silver cake board, with smarties sprinkled over with diggers digging up the cornflake cakes.

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Making the Construction Digger Cake

Step by Step

1. Ice the cake

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2. Cut a piece half way down the cake and flip that back onto the cake to make your hole and mound

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3. Scrape the filling from 8 Oreo cookies and grind in a blender to make the soil.

4. Sprinkle the Oreo soil over the cake hill and in the hole

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5. Place the digger on top “digging” the hole

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6. Surround with mini diggers and cornflake cake rocks. Sprinkle with smarties!

Digger Cake

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11 Comments

  1. October 13, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    I adore this idea! How clever and it looks just fab. Hope he had a wonderful 3rd birthday x
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    • October 15, 2015 / 7:50 am

      Destruction as decoration! He really did its lovely how he knows it’s his birthday now x

  2. October 13, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    Ooh, I love this! I am rubbish at decorating cakes so pulling one apart looks much easier!! I have bookmarked this for my son’s 3rd birthday.
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    • October 15, 2015 / 7:45 am

      Honestly it was so easy, I’m good at making the edible cake bit not so much the making it pretty so this was perfect. And I managed to do it all with the Toddler “helping”….

    • October 15, 2015 / 7:44 am

      It was delicious 🙂

    • October 17, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Thank you! The boys all went crazy and grabbed a digger each to really get the benefit….!

  3. October 18, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Awesome cake! Surprisingly simple idea but so effective!

    • October 19, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks Charlotte! And it didn’t need to be perfect which is great as I’m a messy baker!

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