Charlie finally turned one! And quite honestly I think we made a big deal out of it more for Lucy (who will be 3 this summer). I wanted to do something cute and little boyish, but I didn’t really have time to put a lot of work into a cake.
And then… I had an epiphany…a digger cake! A chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and digger trucks on top digging into it! The beauty of this cake is that you can modify it however you want, and you can’t really go wrong!
In my head I imagined just one big truck on the cake digging in, but then the dollar store by my house only had small little trucks, so I opted for a smaller version instead! We loved how it turned out, and it was great because Lucy and Charlie were able to help decorate it. Actually, Brad is the artist in our family so he designed it! We used pretzels for logs, and chocolate Rice Krispies for dirt and rocks, but I’m sure you could use crushed up cookies or candy also!
So easy. So cute. So yummy.
Digger Birthday Cake
1 Chocolate Cake placed on a piece of cardboard covered with tinfoil. (I just used a mix, but you can use homemade if you want).
chocolate frosting (recipe I used below)
digger trucks and cars
toppings: Pretzels, chocolate rice krispies, (or whatever else you want to use, chopped up candy, cookies, etc…)
No real directions. Frost the cake. Place the trucks on the cake digging into one section of the cake if you have a digger truck. Place other foliage on the cake (the pretzels and candy). Enjoy!
Chocolate Frosting Recipe: