If you want to rev up the thrills at your little racer’s next birthday bash, a Monster Truck cake is a must!
A Monster Truck cake is an unforgettable way for little hooners to celebrate their favourite vehicles. And in this rip-roaring collection of cakes, we show you just what’s possible with a little creativity and leg work. OK, sometimes a lot of leg work!
But whether you go for something simple or a gravity-defying work of art, one thing is for sure – these mouth-watering birthday cakes will blow little tastebuds away. So, buckle up and warm those engines (and ovens!) – your epic Monster Truck cake adventure is about to start!
15 Monster Truck Cake Ideas For Kids’ Birthdays
The beauty of a Monster Truck or Monster Jam birthday cake is that a little mess goes with the territory – so mistakes are easy to cover! And to help you get the inspiration flowing, we’ve put some of the world’s coolest creations and ideas in one spot for you.
All you need is a basic cake recipe, some imagination and a LOT of buttercream icing! To speed up your icing-making, we highly recommend taking a look at the Sunbeam Mixmaster® HeatSoft™ Planetary Mixer, which softens butter for you before mixing it up!
On A High!
A towering cake that’s a real showstopper, this is perfect if you wanted to attempt a DIY Monster Truck cake! Just like the other epic Woolies mud cake hacks we’ve featured, this can be made by stacking three or four cakes on top of each other and covering with buttercream. Then just grab a couple of your child’s monster trucks, pipe on some grass, and add some ‘soil’ (otherwise known as cake offcuts) and you’re done!
Source: Pelligra Cakes
Wheely Good Fun
A cake, some icing and a few fondant cutouts and you’re well on the way to creating this clever cake! Taking inspiration from the giant wheels of a monster truck, this one looks like so much fun to make, and just as much fun to eat!
Source: Cakes 2 Envy
Work Of Edible Art
While DIY is great, a cake like this incredible delight by Cake Art Of Sydney is best left to the professionals! So much attention to detail, just request your child’s favourite Monster Truck as the inspiration and just watch their eyes light up when they see a completely edible version come out on their birthday!
Source: Cake Art Of Sydney
On A Roll
Aside from the fact that this clever cake is actually something many parents could confidently take in, it’s also adaptable. You could make a series of tyres, or a smaller one if it’s to accompany some other edible masterpiece. Of course, if you happen to be in the Sydney area and would rather leave the biscuit crumb and black fondant to the experts, get in touch with the ever-talented team at Cake Bliss.
Source: Cake Bliss
Looking for ways to spruce up a store-bought cake? This is a ripper! Available from an Australian Etsy store, these adorable fondant trucks make a sweet finishing touch to iced cakes of any shape or size. You could also use them as decoration around the base of a larger cake. Great value AND a time saver!
Source: For Peeps Cake
Quick & Easy
This rectangular icing image is completely edible and it’s another one of our favourites for time-poor parents. Either buy or bake a basic slab cake (take note of the dimensions, of course), smooth it over with any buttercream icing and pop the image on top! It’s so easy, the birthday boy or girl could do it (and probably will!).
Source: Deezee Designs Etsy Store
If cupcakes are on the birthday menu and you’re stuck for decorating ideas, look no further. This set of 12 super cool monster truck toppers are available to order from a local Etsy store – and they’re edible! Whip up a batch of choc mud cupcakes, top with piped buttercream and get your little helper to pop the trucks on top.
Source: Cake Toppers Edible Etsy Store
The beauty of this high and mighty cake is that it packs loads of impact without being too difficult. To create something similar with plenty of height, you’ll need at least three round cakes sandwiched together with icing. From there, it’s all about lashings of buttercream icing and loads of biscuit crumb!
Source: Heather Madison Cakes
If your little fan can’t pick just one favourite vehicle, a Derby-style cake is a fantastic idea. Showcase all of their most-loved trucks in a custom Monster Jam, complete with track marks, hills, mounds and delicately piped grass. You could even scale this right up for a cake that truly wows.
Source: Premier Cakes
Hit The Road
Monster Jam goes verticle in this textural cake masterpiece. And yes, it looks tricky, but if you head over to Cake Style, there’s a brilliant step-by-step video to show you how to cut the perfect tracks. We love the combination of blue and orange buttercream icing used to bring the mountain to life – at opposite ends of the colour spectrum, they’re a surefire way to make the cake POP!
Source: Cake Style
A showstopper if there ever was one, this Grave Digger cake is one they’ll never forget. Oversized, detailed and full of Monster Jam awesomeness, it’s the answer to huge birthday smiles all day long – until you have to cut the cake! Head over to Stacey’s post to find out more about how she and her clever hubby put this cake together for their son’s special day.
Source: Stacey’s Sweet Shop
Top Of The Heap
Here’s another jumbo tyre idea, only this time – it’s lit! Yellow fondant flames and a lovely big birthday number positively pop on the jet-black tyre, and we’re loving the fudge-y, biscuit-y mound at the top for serious off-road fun. Add a favourite truck and some racing flags and it’s Jam time.
Source: Poulette Pastry
Mountains Of Fun
One of our favourites for the level of detail involved, this cake is just as great for truck-loving tots as it is for older Monster Jam fans. With so many components, from the inclined tracks to the textured icing-grass, there’s a lot of work in a cake like this, so allow plenty of time if you take on something similar.
Source: You’ve Been Cupcaked
Ready To Roll
The magic of this amazing monster truck cake lies in the perfectly coloured buttercream icing. Packed with texture, the bottom layers use a mix of shades to achieve a super cool and realistic effect. Swap out the orange for the main colour of your child’s favourite truck and it’s a guaranteed winner.
Source: Cake By Claudia
Vroom, vroom! You can almost hear the engines rumbling with this amazing creation from Alyssa’s Cakery. A simple but ultra-cool design, it uses layered round cakes in different sizes and loads of black buttercream to bring the tyre to life. If you’re not especially confident with creating the fondant truck, you could always place a toy truck on the top of the cake instead.
Source: Alyssa’s Cakery
A Krazy Cake
Just wow! We’re blown away by this monster truck design by Krazy Cake Designs – and you will be too when you watch the video of how she pulled it off. From the rice-crispy wheels to the perfectly coloured fondant icing, this is a true work of art worthy of the biggest Monster Jam fanatics. If you plan on taking on something similar, the easiest way to start is by using paper templates for the shape of the truck. Good luck!
Source: Krazy Cake Designs By Anny
We’re obsessed with the fabulous pops of colour on this number. Notice how the purple buttercream picks up the signature purple of the Grave Digger vehicle? It’s a fantastic way to tie your cake together in a cohesive way. Finish it off with some fondant fire like this one for something truly explosive!
Source: Delicious Cake Designs
We’ve saved the best for last, but you better be prepared to work! This monster truck cake by the extraordinarily talented Sideserf Cake Studio involves not just cake and icing, but hand-painted decorations. Do yourself a favour and watch the video, it’s a masterclass on cake decorating.
Source: Sideserf Cake Studio