ready mix truck cake | movita beaucoup

Another year, another cake for a Rutherford. This year, Oliver requested a garbage truck cake.

Let’s reflect on that for a moment.

And now let’s be thankful that Oliver changed his mind and decided a construction-themed cake might be more to his liking.

ready mix truck cake | movita beaucoup

This is not a cement truck cake. I mention this because I learned that if you keep calling that carefully thought out and executed sugar-vehicle a cement truck, 2.0 will get very annoyed and repeatedly tell you that it is a ready mix truck. And then, once you’ve slaved over the design, he will point out that ready mix trucks have chutes for whatever the hell they have mixed and ready, and that sprinkles wouldn’t just be “flying out the back end.” Not even if it were required for whimsy purposes.

So you will kill him dead.


Last year, I made Oliver a fire truck cake. See it and read some tips on cake decorating by clicking here


  1. natalie @ wee eats on October 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    ungrateful kid! i hope you took the cake back as punishment! i will eat the cake regardless of where the sprinkles are coming out of!

    • movita beaucoup on October 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Naw, dude, it was 2.0 that said that stuff. Oliver? Too cute to do that. Also, he’d never risk having his buttercream taken away…

  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef on October 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    2.0 doesn’t ‘get’ cakes, does he?

    • movita beaucoup on October 8, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      Just snorted tea outta my nose for the first time in ages. Thanks, Maureen!

  3. Kerry @ Kerry Cooks on October 9, 2014 at 5:06 am

    This is so gorgeously simple!

    • movita beaucoup on October 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Thanks, Kerry! Sometimes you’ve just gotta let the truck shine!

  4. Monica on October 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

    In the old’ US of A I’d call it either a cement mixer or cement truck. And just like magical pixie dust, cement mixer sprinkles can be pouring up and out of a truck. Mr. Partypooper can rain on someone else’s nonmagical parade. 🙂

  5. thatskinnychickcanbake on October 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    2.0 needs to learn he won’t get a slice unless the critiques are complimentary. We ALL want a slice of Oliver’s cake!

  6. gottagetbaked on October 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Ummm…who made 2.0 the cement mixer king? You know what kind of cement mixers have sprinkles flying out of their rears? The best damned cement mixers in the world, that’s what. I don’t want to know any other kind.

  7. DogsDontPurr on October 12, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Hey Movita~ This is sort of off topic, but I found a mutation of the little ballerinas that you use on your cakes. And who doesn’t like mutated ballerinas? (Hmmm….that didn’t sound right….) Anyway, these ones have little candle holders/Olympic Flame carriers growing out of their arms. I thought you might want to check them out:

    • movita beaucoup on October 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

      I’ve seen those, but haven’t been able to buy any! Thanks for the lead! (I LOVE mutated ballerinas.)

  8. Stacy on October 12, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Oliver is one lucky little four-year-old! I love his cement truck (Take that, 2.0.) but part of me wishes he had stuck to his guns about a garbage truck. I’m just thinking of all the hilarious things you could have had quite colorfully hanging out the back of it.

  9. Marlene Cornelis on October 13, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Super cute cake!

  10. shannon on October 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

    TWO. POINT. OH. you really have to love someone who knows (and points out) the distinct differences in a ready-mix truck and a cement truck…on a cake. for a child.

    in all seriousness he’s sort of the person i become best friends with. because the phrase “just so you know” must cross his lips SO OFTEN and i tend to be like that too.

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    • movita beaucoup on October 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Aw, man! This is so flattering!! Thanks so much for the nomination!

  12. steph (whisk/spoon) on October 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    that is too darn cute! and I love that sprinkles are shooting out the truck’s backside!

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