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Dump Truck Cake


It?s easy to please automotive aficionados. Just bake a Dump Truck Pan cake and power up the shapely transport with colorful piped icing details.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icing in covered containers until ready to use. Bring to room temperature for decorating.

Make 3 2/3 cups buttercream icing:
? Tint 3/4 cup Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination
? Tint 1/3 cup black
? Tint 1/2 cup red
? Tint 1/3 cup gray
? Reserve 1 3/4 cups white (thin 1 cup with 2 teaspoons light corn syrup)

Step 2

Decorate in Order:

Trace pan shape on cake board. Cut board and wrap with Fanci-Foil Wrap. Position cake on board.

Step 3

Ice sides and background areas smooth with thinned white icing.

Step 4

Use tip 3 and red icing to outline cab, window and front wheel well.

Step 5

Use tip 3 and Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination icing to outline trailer, windows, back wheel well and top rim.

Step 6

Use tip 3 and gray icing to outline bumpers, running board and connecting shaft.

Step 7

Use tip 8 and red icing to pipe in inside of front wheel well, headlight area and door handle (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 8

Use tip 8 and Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination icing to pipe in inside of back wheel well, windows, headlight and top rim (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 9

Use tip 8 and gray icing to pipe in bumpers, running board and connecting shaft (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 10

Use tip 8 and gray icing to pipe zigzag exhaust pipe (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 11

Use tip 3 and gray icing to pipe in hubcaps (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 12

Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe dot axle and bolts on tires.

Step 13

Use tip 8 and black icing to pipe in openings between tire treads (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 14

Use tip 8 and black icing to pipe in tires and treads (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 15

Use tip 18 and red icing to cover cab with stars.

Step 16

Use tip 18 and Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination icing to cover trailer with stars.

Step 17

Use tip 21 and white icing to pipe shell bottom border.

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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Golden Yellow Icing Color

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Black Icing Color

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Christmas Red Icing Color

light corn syrup

light corn syrup

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cornstarch

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Dump Truck Cake is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good, not easy for a beginner I made this cake for my 3yo son. He loves rubbish trucks so I made it with a few variations in design and colour. I have never decorated a cake with this method before so was nervous about it but followed the instructions and it turned out well given my level of experience. Everyone loved this cake when I marched it out. I personally found the Number 1 tip to be too fine, I struggled to get the lines straight so instead used the number 3 and that was fine. If I were to make another cake like this again I would be tempted to cover the entire thing in a very thin layer of white icing and then freeze it for half an hour before beginning the actual design as I believe that would make the process so much easier. For a beginner I would class this as an 'intermediate' level design.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the Dump Truck Cake for our grandson's 4th birthday and he LOVED it! The colors are so bright and attractive that all the other children and adults at the party thought that the cake was very attractive as well. I mixed all the colors before I began to decorate and made sure I had more than enough icing colored so I would not "run out" of a certain color and have to try to match a color. I also baked the cake the night before so the cake would be completely cool and I could decorate the cake the next morning and feel well rested. Instead of making the bed of the dump truck all yellow, I chose to make the 3 insets red. This made a beautiful contrast. Other than that one change, I followed the color directions given on the direction page. I hope all of the other children and grandchildren enjoy this cake as much as our grandson did!
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only hard part of the cake was getting the red to turn to a red color.I had to call customer service to find out how to get the red color.I did let the color set after i mixed the 2 different reds together and let it sit for almost half a day.I should have made the frosting the day before.The window that had red outline and white window did give me a little trouble.Everyone loved the cake and I was very proud on how well it turned out.Thank You for teaching me how to decorate cakes.
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cake turned out looking brilliant. Getting the red and black food colouring to be the right colour was quite challenging. Make sure to use lots of release spray.
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I combined this dumptruck with the one carrying the lollies and it turned out great. For the tyre tread I just piped a full circle, then I used tip 45 to pipe in some tread and it looked great and didn't take nearly as much time as the instructions because I didn't have to fingersmooth nearly as much.
Date published: 2011-07-21
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