My friend's husband runs a carpet cleaning business so in honor of his birthday, I re-created a cake brought his work home with him. Because I'm sure he would just love that, right?
A standard 9x13 chocolate cake with buttercream frosting in two different tones: regular chocolate for the "dirty" carpet and light chocolate for the "clean" carpet. The steam cleaner head is also made from cake, frosted with tinted buttercream. The wife supplied the props from the items frequently found on her own carpet: plastic creatures, fruit snacks, building blocks, Mr. Potato Head parts, and crushed crackers.