Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I got the idea for a dirt cake while browsing Food for Thought on Like Merchant Ships. Someone put a chocolate cake in the back of a dump truck. The perfect cake for Mo, was my thought.
Mo informed me just before his party that he didn't want a dump truck cake. He wanted a monster truck cake. Rather than scratch the whole idea, I decided to continue with my chocolate dirt cake idea, only make it into a mound of dirt for a monster truck to drive on.
It may not look professional, but I think it's cute, and it tasted good. There are no secrets to making it. I made 2 9inch round cakes. I cut one of the rounds into a half moon, using the bottom of the pan as a template, so that it would fit up against the round. I frosted the round fitted with the half moon. Then I took part of what remained and stacked it on top of the round, and frosted that. Finally I crushed chocolate sandwich cookies up, and sprinkled them on top. To finish I took the remaining cake and crumbled it over the cake. It was a yummy mess of chocolate!