Friday, November 02, 2007

Dump Truck Cake

Here's the cake I made for DW's 3rd birthday. We had a construction themed party in our backyard.

I made a house out of a refrigerator box that I cut into 4 sections - two 2-wall pieces and two roof pieces. I assembled it and anchored it in the box bottom so that it would stand up. I cut slots in the roof pieces so that they would slide on. I cut out windows and made a door that opened and closed. Then I took it all apart.

During the party I let the kids put the house together and put on the roof. Then I gave them sidewalk chalk to decorate with. They had a great time climbing in and out of the doorway into the house.

We also had blocks to build with, a toolbench with golf tees to hammer into styrofoam. We ran an obstacle course pushing a dump truck around the yard. And we had the dump truck cake. All in all a great day.