I am hoping to pull off a Gravedigger cake for my boy in about a month. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I go along, but here's what I'm struggling with to start...
1. TO RKT or CAKE? Can I pull off a Gravedigger made out of cake? Or should I just make it out of RKT completely? I would like to make the Digger out of cake. I'm pretty sure he would like that best.
I was thinking I could simply bake a 9x13 cut it in half, put one layer on top of the other (ice in between) and cut some of the second layer off to make it shorter giving the cake the truck shape. (I would actually cut the top layer of cake prior to putting it on the second layer.)
2. TO STRUCTURE or NOT My next concern is I see so many 3d Monster truck cakes with dowels and boards etc. As I am trying to go easy as possible on myself - knowing my inabilities, time, etc. I was hoping I could somehow do this WITHOUT some big structure? Do you think this is possible?
Here is a photo of what I'm trying to mimic (even if I mimic badly)
I was thinking this looks like they avoided the whole board, dowels, and all? But I wonder would a 9x6.5 double layer cake work on top of something like this? I was thinking putting it on top of a mud pie? Or too soft? Or I could put in top of more cake? My husband thinks I wouldn't need to attach wheels, just immerse in cake/icing and push next to truck - but I figured I'd at least adhere w a few extra toothpicks to be safe.
PS. I may attempt this 2x - one for kid party, another for family party. Hoping I can pull off 2 in 2 weeks without losing mind. ;)