We decided on a barnyard theme for the party, and got on this site to look up ideas for a neat cake - as you can see I took bits and pieces from others great cakes and made my own. Really, this barnyard birthday cake is just two 9x13 cakes, but it's all in how you present it!
I frosted the cake with green premade and made it pretty smooth. Put up a pretzel fence glued together with chocolate around the edge, and finely ground some pretzels to make a driveway to the barn.
The barn is constructed of graham crackers - dangerous and difficult (I'm still not a pro at gingerbread houses!) so this took lots of frosting and some chocolate gluing as well, especially the top. Frosted with premade red frosting. I used wax paper and a zippy bag of melted chocolate to copy the rooster off a well-known hot sauce bottle, and with a little embellishment to make him into a weather vane, he really turned out nice, wish I had a better shot of him! The silo is a drink mix package thickly frosted, then piped lines and tons of frosting for the top.
I added the little characters for fun - they were part of his birthday present. I melted a little chocolate for the piggy to sit in.
It was a big hit, and not terribly difficult. Red and black decorations and balloons and we were set! It was a fun party.
I made this Barnyard Birthday Cake for my son's first birthday. I baked 2 sheet cakes as the base and layered them. I baked a 9X13 cake to make the barn and about 9 cupcakes for the silo and the haystacks.
I cut the 9X13 cake and stacked it up using dowels to hold it. I then carved the roof shape. The silo is stacked up cupcakes with a dowel through them. The fence is pretzel sticks held together with chocolate. The pig mud is chocolate icing. The dirt under the tractor is crumbled up Oreos. The haystacks are cupcakes with the grass tip to decorate.
All the icing is homemade whipped cream, because that is what my family likes. It is the Wilton recipe for stable whipped cream icing. The animals are from my son's Fisher Price farm and he had the tractor. Since it was his 1st birthday I made a separate haystack for him to use as a smash cake. Everyone loved it.
We call our little girl "Moo" so what better cake than a barnyard for her first birthday.
The pasture is a half-sheet of vanilla cake. The barn is made out of a cut up 9X13 and the hay bales are a cupcake frosted with my writing tip and "pooh" yellow icing. The silo was tough... that's 4 cupcakes stacked on a bamboo skewer. It was a great time, and it was a huge hit!
Her smash cake is a simple 6" round - frosted with a cow pattern.