Monster Truck Gravedigger

This was for a 12yo girl who has loved monster trucks since a little tyke. It was fun to make and not as difficult as I thought it would be...coming from a beginner!

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ntertayneme Says... 9 years ago

awesome.. how'd you make the truck?

wyatt Says... 9 years ago

I used a 9" oval and 1/2 of a 3D egg pans. Put them together and carved the front for the windshield. I probably should've carved down the sides, but my cake did not rise as well as it should have, so I left it alone and built the corners up with icing. I also used sugar wafer cookies for the front and back bumpers - covered them in icing too!

cindycakes2 Says... 9 years ago

I have to make this exact "Gravedigger" for a little 5 year old boy....going to use your cake as a guide. What did you use for the wheels? Great job on it!

wyatt Says... 9 years ago

Thanks! The wheels are Entemann's Chocolate covered donuts with royal icing tread marks. I'm sure you could use bc icing, I just had some royal leftover. I used the "He's a Big Wheel" from the 2004 Wilton Yearbook as a guide for assembly as well as another Gravedigger I saw on this website. Instead of using brown sugar for the "dirt" (which makes it waay too sweet for me!) I used crumbled ginger snaps - much bigger hit.

cindycakes2 Says... 9 years ago

I have to make this exact "Gravedigger" for a little 5 year old boy....going to use your cake as a guide. What did you use for the wheels? Great job on it!

wyatt Says... 9 years ago

Thanks! The wheels are Entemann's Chocolate covered donuts with royal icing tread marks. I'm sure you could use bc icing, I just had some royal leftover. I used the "He's a Big Wheel" from the 2004 Wilton Yearbook as a guide for assembly as well as another Gravedigger I saw on this website. Instead of using brown sugar for the "dirt" (which makes it waay too sweet for me!) I used crumbled ginger snaps - much bigger hit.

ntertayneme Says... 9 years ago

awesome.. how'd you make the truck?

wyatt Says... 9 years ago

I used a 9" oval and 1/2 of a 3D egg pans. Put them together and carved the front for the windshield. I probably should've carved down the sides, but my cake did not rise as well as it should have, so I left it alone and built the corners up with icing. I also used sugar wafer cookies for the front and back bumpers - covered them in icing too!


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