Lolly truck cake

Recycling lolly truck cake for the Chief of recycling! Use bottle lollies to keep with the recycle theme, but you can use mixed lollies, if you prefer.

  • 2 hrs preparation
  • Makes 1
  • Print


  • 30 centimetre x 40cm rectangular cake board
  • 450 gram packet double unfilled sponge slabs
  • 2 x 453g tubs vanilla frosting
  • 400 gram packet madeira cake
  • blue food colouring
  • 100 gram white chocolate melts
  • 8 chocolate-filled chocolate biscuits
  • 1 ice-cream wafer
  • 4 mango flavoured licorice twists
  • 5 raspberry twists
  • 1 orange peanut m&m, halved
  • 2 green soft eating licorice
  • 50 gram ready-made green icing
  • pure icing (confectioners’) sugar, for dusting
  • 1/2 x 170g packet milk bottles
  • 1/2 x 175g packet fizzy cola bottles
  • 1/2 x 160g packet liquid-filled cola bottle
  • 6 blue sprinkle licorice allsorts
  • 2 cup coloured candy popcorn


Lolly truck cake
  • 1
    Secure one of the sponge cakes onto cake board with a little frosting. Place madeira cake on cake board at one short end of sponge cake; trim top of madeira cake so it is level with sponge cake (reserve trimmed cake piece). Secure madeira cake to cake board with a little frosting. Cut reserved madeira cake piece in half, diagonally lengthwise to form a wedge; place wedges on sponge cake at end closest to madeira cake. Secure remaining sponge cake on top of other sponge with a little frosting. It should sit on an angle with madeira wedges between sponge cakes.
  • 2
    Tint frosting blue. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake.
  • 3
    Reserve 8 chocolate Melts. Melt remaining chocolate. Secure reserved chocolate Melts to biscuits with a little of the melted chocolate. Spread remaining melted chocolate over one side of wafer. Set aside to set. Using picture as a guide, position biscuits and wafer onto cake.
  • 4
    Using picture as a guide, position mango twists, raspberry twists and M&M on cake. Attach two green licorice together; position for exhaust pipe.
  • 5
    Knead ready-made icing on a surface dusted with a little sifted icing sugar until it loses its stickiness. Roll icing until 3mm thick. Cut icing into 6 arrows, 4cm long. Fold in half to make recycling symbol. Attach 3 on either side of cake.
  • 6
    Fill top of cake with remaining lollies, spilling over back of cake.


Small biodegradable seedling pots were used for the garbage bins.