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A Dump Truck Birthday Party for Little A.

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And just like that, my little boy turned three. Where does the time go? How I enjoy each and every day with my Little Mister – he is so precious to me and astounds me at every turn! For his 3rd birthday this year, we decided to do a small family party. His favourite thing these days are trucks and he particularly wanted a big dump drunk for his birthday.  Mr. Smith and I thought that a ‘dump truck’ theme would be fun and would thrill our son to bits. Well, we were pretty bang on, because he flipped for each element that included a dump truck (see: birthday sign, birthday present, birthday cake!)

For the cake, I had asked Aiden what kind of cake he wanted for his special day and he replied, “ice cream.”  I thought that was easy enough, so I made a layered ice cream cake and used glutino chocolate cookies as the base and ‘dirt’ topping. I also added plenty of mini reeses peanut butter cups (they are gluten-free, if you wanted to know), which were the ‘rocks’.

He loved it! Happy Birthday little Darling xo

To make the cake:

You will need…

9-Inch springform cake pan

2 packages of Glutino Vanilla Chocolate Cream Cookies

Reese’s Minis Peanut Butter Cups

1.5 litres of chocolate ice cream (use coconut or soy to make dairy-free)

1.5 litres of vanilla ice cream (use coconut or soy to make dairy-free)

  • Let the ice cream soften for 5-10 minutes on the counter, so that it is easier to spread with a spatula.
  • Prep the chocolate cream cookies, by removing the centre icing (you can stir that into the vanilla ice cream if you want or discard) and crush the cookies in a secure zip lock bag, by rolling over them with a rolling pin.
  • Create cookie crumbs base in the springform cake pan.
  • Create a vanilla ice cream layer.
  • Create a chocolate ice cream layer.
  • Top with more cookie crumbs.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and freeze until solid.
  • When it’s time to serve, remove the ice cream cake from freezer and let stand for 3-5 minutes, before releasing the spring. 
  • Release the spring, for a perfect cake shape!
  • Top with miniature dump truck, filled with remainder of cookie crumbs and reese’s minis peanut butter cups.
  • Spread some cookie crumbs around the side of the cake as well.
  • Enjoy!!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

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11 Comments

    1. Thank you so much Joy! I had a lot of fun making it (um…and eating it too!) – and Aiden was definitely happy about it. Three is full of adventure and new things on the horizon, I look forward to this new year with him.

    1. Thanks Jess! He was having one fun day…and got pretty loaded on sugar too, heehehe. He doesn’t get much on the regular, so special occasions are quite exciting around here!!

  1. I’m so glad I found this! My little man turns 2 next month and loooooves dump trucks! Thank you for this.

    Oh and sorry about the last blank message, I was trigger happy 😉

    1. Wonderful!! I’m glad that it is an inspiration to you! Hehehe, mine has loved dump trucks from the beginning and I think he’ll love ’em forever 🙂 Happy Birthday to your guy!

  2. He must have been so excited to receive such an amazing cake,thanks so much for the detailed recipe i can wait to try this in Dec.for my grandson!

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