My cousin's son was having a construction themed party so it was time to revamp a cake I made for my son at his own digger party a year and a half ago.
The cake was yellow and this was my first attempt at CHOCOLATE buttercream! Yum!
The chocolate buttercream turned out to be the perfect color for mud. When I originally made this cake for my son's 3rd birthday I used regular buttercream and added brown food coloring. I wasn't completely happy with the color. This is much richer looking and tasting!
The yellow piping is out of regular buttercream. I just made a large batch of regular buttercream, scooped out what I needed to pipe the edges, then added the cocoa to the rest! Super easy!
The road is made of crushed Oreos and melted butter.
I can't believe it took me this long to discover chocolate buttercream! Now...what should I make next?
Just to let you know...I have added a full tutorial on how to make this cake with "grass" instead of "mud"! Check out my May 2012 post titled "Cars Cake Tutorial". It gives a step by step on how to prepare your cake board and how to get the road (number) just right. On the tutorial I filled in the rest of the cake with grassy buttercream, but if you're going for the construction look, you can just use chocolate buttercream instead and run some tires through it for tracks! Hopefully the step by step will help you out! Good luck and happy baking!