For the cake, I made my families favorite "Black Midnight" cake and the traditional icing that goes with that recipe. I added milk chocolate rocks as the border, with a few added to the top. I then decorated with a few Caterpillar brand toys, digging a chunk out of the cake to make it look like the backhoe was digging up a project! I also added a few street signs, caution cone and a barrel from a fun package of add-ons that my sister-in-law picked up. I think it came out cute, and my nephew seemed to LOVE it (which is the most important part!). Please excuse the awful cell phone photos of the cake!
And here are a few photos from the party!