We show you how to make 9 movers into amazingly easy birthday cakes, step by step — including a robot, airplane, hot air balloon and more
by Karen Tack, photos by Kenneth Chen
No need for techie skills or double A's to build this robot, which starts with an easy 9 x 13-inch cake.
Gum drops and M&M's become colorful bolts and buttons on this realistic robot cake design.
You'll fly through cake decorating with the greatest of ease when you make this airplane cake for your pilot-in-training.
This airplane cake flies through a sky of blue decorating sugar and clouds of cut-up marshmallows.
Hot Air Balloon
Your adventurous kiddo will dream of circling the world in 80 days with this hot air balloon cake.
This hot air balloon cake pops with color, thanks to Runts and rainbow sour belts.
You'll be the World's Coolest Mom in your son's eyes when you serve up this mega Monster Truck cake.
Frosted doughnuts make muddy wheels and crushed-up Oreos mimic dirt mounds in this monstrous cake.
Your kid will feel like a true Indy 500 winner if you serve up this cake with a tall bottle of milk.
Chocolate-covered doughnuts make wheels on this sweet ride and a dark chocolate bar makes a sporty spoiler.
Your space cadet will be over the moon for his rocket ship cake.
An ice cream cone and some Hot Tamales make decorating this cake easier than doing the moonwalk.
All aboard! Impress your little cabooses with this no-bake choo-choo train cake.
The railroad tracks are made of Kit-Kat style chocolate covered wafer cookies.
You might not get his garbage truck fascination, but you'll love this realistic cake.
For dirt that's safe to eat, top the dump truck with crushed cookies and pretzels.
Partygoers will dig into this fun bulldozer cake.
For the bulldozer's shovel, frost a graham cracker and sprinkle it with crumbled cookies.