Monster Truck Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

For my son’s 2nd birthday, it was pretty easy to pick a theme, monster trucks! Ezra is constantly talking about trucks so we went all out for his party, and the cake was no exception.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a gravity-defying monster truck birthday cake and actually can roll around, so we made a texas sheet cake that it put tire treads into. And speaking of tires, yes, the tires are edible too!

There’s many cool details and tricks in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started.

1:03:36 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a birthday cake in the shape of a monster truck
  • Learn how to create the structure to support this gravity-defying design
  • How to hand-paint the flames and make the edible tires

Cake sculpted to look like a monster truck

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Adding the monster clay 0:37
  2. Building the mold casing 8:05
  3. Adding the tire to the mold 10:40
  4. Adding the Oomoo 11:35
  5. Making the chocolate tire 13:37
  6. Cutting the threaded rod 15:05
  7. Making the base 16:00
  8. Adding the tires 22:35
  9. Adding the chassis 25:26
  10. Painting the base and tires 28:07
  11. Stacking and carving the cake 32:18
  12. Crumb coating the cake 35:56
  13. Covering the cake in fondant 39:26
  14. Adding the fenders 46:55
  15. Adding the bumpers and lights 50:25
  16. Adding the grill 55:10
  17. Adding the straws 56:34
  18. Painting the details 58:30
  19. Painting the flames 59:39
  20. Adding the shock absorbers 1:02:23