Heavy lifter road crew birthday cake

This fun construction-site themed birthday cake is great for young children who love getting messy and playing with trucks.

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 4
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30cm x 40cm rectangular cake board
You will need four slab cakes for this recipe.
Other sweets, such as flake or chocolate-coated honeycomb, can be crushed and used as gravel on the road.


Heavy lifter road crew
  • 2 x 450g packaged double unfilled sponge slabs
  • 1 x 453g tub dark chocolate frosting
  • 1 x 30g chocolate flake
  • 1 x 40g chocolate-coated honeycomb bar, or plain honeycomb
  • 24 brown chocolate drops
  • 20 brown mini m&m's
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow nerds
  • small toy digger trucks and construction toys


Heavy lifter road crew
  • 1
    Secure two cakes, side-by-side, on the cake board with a little frosting. Spread frosting over top of the cake. Cut remaining cakes into large pieces and stack on top of cake on cake board, securing with a little frosting. Using a small sharp knife, trim cake to form a mound.
  • 2
    Using a small serrated knife, cut into cake to create a 5cm (2-inch) wide sloping roadway around the cake, leading to the top of the cake.
  • 3
    Spread cake all over with remaining frosting. Cut flake into three pieces. Trim and discard chocolate from honeycomb bar if necessary, roughly chop honeycomb into small chunks.
  • 4
    Using picture as a guide, decorate cake with flakes, honeycomb, chocolate drops, M&M's, sprinkles and nerds. Position toys on cake.