This cake is delivering big birthday wishes! Packed with colorful sprinkles, this Truck Load of Sprinkles Birthday Cake is a fun way to celebrate your little man’s big day! A great cake for birthday parties, this project also features matching cupcakes and little personalized cookies. A fun cake that birthday boys of all ages are sure to love, this birthday cake idea is one that is sure to deliver big!
Use candy colors to tint 3 oz. black, 2 oz. gray
(use black color), 10 oz. red and 18 oz. yellow.
Reserve 9 oz. white. Use piping method to
fill in areas of pan; chill until firm after each
addition. Pipe gray wheel, rims and white
window. Pipe black tires, bolts and axles.
Pipe yellow dump bed and red cab. Pipe
gray exhaust pipe and dump rod. When
completely set, unmold onto soft cloth. Place
plaque on parchment paper-covered surface.
Pipe white candy on top edge of dump bed;
immediately sprinkle with jumbo nonpareils.
Let set. Cut two dowel rods to 7 1/2 in. long.
Attach to back of plaque, behind wheels, with
melted candy, leaving 2 in. extended to insert
into cake. For topping stream, slightly curve
a lollipop stick and place on waxed paper
covered board. Using white candy in cut bag,
pipe a 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. curved line over stick.
Immediately sprinkle with jumbo nonpareils.
Chill until firm.
Make candy shells in baking cups, using 1 oz. portions
of orange- or red-tinted candy for each.
Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough.
Use boy cutter to cut four kids. Use knife to
cut two triangle easels, 1 in.
x 2 in., for each cookie. Bake
and cool cookies.
on waxed paper-covered
boards using royal icing. Use
tip 3 to outline and pipe in
shirts, pants, and shoes. Pat
smooth with finger dipped in
cornstarch. Pipe tip 2 zigzag
and dot trims on clothes. Pipe tip 2 dot eyes,
outline mouths, hair and bows. Let dry. Attach
easels to back of cookies with melted candy.
Bake and cool 1-layer cake and four cupcakes in silicone cups
supported by cookie sheet. Unmold cupcakes from cups; place in
Ice cake and cupcake tops smooth in buttercream
icing. Sprinkle cupcakes with jumbo nonpareils. Mark cake sides
for drop strings 1 7/8 in. apart and 1 in. deep. Pipe tip 3 double drop
strings 1/2 in. and 1 in. deep. Pipe tip 18 shell bottom border.
At Party: Insert candy plaque into cake. Position one cupcake
behind dump truck bed on side of cake. Insert end of topping
stream and attach other end to plaque with melted candy; let
set. Position remaining cupcakes and kid cookies. Position icing
decorations on cake top.
The drop string is traditionally used as decoration on the sides of the cake and is the basis of more ornate string work. Called a "drop" string because the line of piped icing is allowed to "drop" or fall, by itself, before reattaching it to your cake. Pipe a row of single strings or multiple strings in rows of two or three.