Building the Perfect Construction Site Cake

Making the perfect Construction Site Cake doesn’t have to be a major project.

📅   Wed May 13, 2015 - National Edition
CEG


Image courtesy of Fredellicious.
Image courtesy of Fredellicious.

Making the perfect Construction Site Cake doesn’t have to be a major project. We’ve found one blog that outlines the process in simple, easy-to-follow steps.

The website Fredellicious outlines the process this way:

With a serrated knife, cut out a part of the cake, flip it over on top, so it looks like the excavator digging a hole. Then I frost the whole cake. Put crushed up Oreos in the hole and on top of the mound. The cones and orange circles are made out of fondant. Cookie cutters can be used for the squares of the cones, and also the circles. The tops of the cones can be hand shaped.

Frosting:

3 sticks (1 1/2 C) butter softened

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

12 oz chocolate

• Chop your chocolate (unless you’re using chocolate chips) and melt in a double boiler. Set aside to cool.

• Cream butter, and add powdered sugar 3/4 C at a time, mixing to combine before adding more, scraping sides as needed.

• Mix in vanilla, and cooled chocolate.

To make a “construction site” tape interior, follow this tutorial:

A plain Yellow cake can be used for the first cake. For the second:

http://fredellicious.blogspot.com/2011/11/slanted-stripe-cake-tutorial.html

A plain Yellow cake can be used for the first cake. For the second:

Chocolate Cake Recipe makes 2 8” layers

1 1/3 C flour

1 2/3 C sugar

1/2 C cocoa (see note above for details of cocoa)

1 1/3 tsp baking soda

2/3 tsp salt

2/3 C oil

2/3 C sour cream

1 C water

4 tsp vinegar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare your pans with spray and wax paper.

• Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.

• Add the oil and sour cream – this will be thick!

• Gradually beat in the water.

• Add vinegar and vanilla and blend.

• Whisk in the eggs and beat until will blended, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

• Divide evenly into 2 prepared pans, and bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

• Let sit for 10 minutes, then invert onto wire rack, remove wax paper, and invert again onto a wire rack to let cool completely.