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How to Make a Construction Cake

| September 26, 2014 | 11 Comments


So my little man turned two on September 8th. I can’t believe how fast he’s growing up! One of his favourite things now a days, are construction trucks. Basically anything on wheels he’s obsessed with! So what better way to celebrate his second birthday then to make him a construction cake!

Here’s the how to! 

Chocolate Confetti Angel Food Cake- Construction Cake


  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp (194g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (68g) cake flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp warm water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles
  • chocolate icing
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • Small construction toys.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse sugar until super fine, about 2 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together half of the sugar, the cake flour and the salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, water, vanilla and almond extract until well combined, about 2 minutes. Switch to a hand mixer and whip mixture on medium speed while slowly adding remaining sugar to mixture, until medium peaks form. Fold in sprinkles.
  4. Make sure to grease your pans with a cooking spray. For a more crunchy exterior you can use butter.
  5. Then pour into two cake round pans and one rectangle pan. (I do not have dimensions as I just used odds and ends pans I had laying around.)
  6. I baked them on 350, checking every 20 minutes until they were golden brown on the tops. This took about an hour, because I had odd pans the time varied so just keep an eye out.

Now for the “FUN” part.

Once you get your cakes out of the pans assemble them as follows——>



Biggest cake (slab) on the bottom and then I stacked the two circle cakes on top. It just depends on what shape and size of cake you make, these are how mine turned out.

Next step is to ice it. I used Chocolate icing and chocolate chip cookies. I iced the whole cake and even the serving pan. I then crushed up cookies, broke them and placed them to make it look like the construction toys were working with dirt and rocks.

 And Voilà! There you have it, your own homemade with love construction cake.

Hope you enjoy!
Until next time,

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Category: Desserts, Food, Friday Food Frenzy, Recipes, Weekly Themes

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A number of years ago I went blind, and as a result found out I had Multiple Sclerosis. After my diagnosis, I attended a new high school for the visually impaired. That is where I met the love of my life, my husband Dylan. Dylan helped me get through becoming blind and find joy in life again. Shortly after graduating, we moved to Ottawa together and in December of 2011, we were married. A year later we welcomed our beautiful son Marshall to the world. In 2015, after two miscarriages we welcomed our beautiful rainbow baby Charlotte into the world. It hasn't been easy adjusting to being blind and living with M.S on a daily basis , and being a mom of two on top of everything. Life has been... lets say challenging! But oh so worth it! Author's website.

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  1. Heidi C. says:

    What a fun cake! My little guys would love this, especially the “rocks and dirt”.

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    Very cute cake, my nephew would love it. Love that it is easy to decorate which is definitely soemething I need since my cake decorating skills are not that great!

  3. beyondseeingwithcourtney says:

    it was definatley made with love, it’s pretty easy to do and you can get creative. I think my son just cared about the tucks but either way it tasted good:)

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    Aw that is a beautiful cake!

  5. DARLENE W says:

    Lots of fun for your little one

  6. Tracey says:

    I have a nephew that would love this cake. Thanks!

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love this cake, so much nicer than the in-store made ones. My grandsons would love it. 🙂

  8. kathy downey says:

    beautiful cake,great job

  9. Cheryl says:

    Cute!! My little guy would just love this 🙂

  10. kathy downey says:

    He must have been so excited to see this beautiful cake that was make with love just for him!!

  11. Debbie White Beattie says:

    OMG This is such a cool cake and I bet your son loved it.

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