I made this Barnyard Birthday Cake for a friend of mine at work who wanted her granddaughter to have a "Special Barn Cake". I could have constructed the animals out of fondant but, the grandmother and I agreed she would enjoy playing with the animals,(made of plastic) more after, instead of eating them all up.
The Barn was constructed out of Graham Crackers and Royal Frosting. It was almost like building a gingerbread house except graham crackers break a lot more so I suggest having a whole box available. You can use ginger bread if you like, I personally think Graham Crackers taste better and my children agree also. The barn was painted entirely with thinned royal frosting. But, I piped the trim with different size writing tips. I even made stalls for the child to put some animals inside (the small ones, of course).
The haystack was made out of a single cupcake sculpted and frosted with traditional frosting. All the above were resting on top a double layer marble 1/4 sheet cake with traditional frosting. Cake Serves 30.
I made this Barnyard cake for my sweet nephew's 3rd birthday party. He loves tractors and loves to sing "Old McDonald had a Farm". So my sister and I thought a Barnyard Cake would be a fun idea! I looked online and found a really cute idea, to get the crafting sticks and make a white picket fence as a border for this cake.
Everytime we asked my little nephew what he wanted for his birthday, he would respond, "cupcakes" so I knew I better include cupcakes. I made funfetti cupcakes with homemade butter cream, and Peanut Butter butter cream frosting (recipe off Wilton.com). I topped the cupcakes off with Farm Animals I ordered off Amazon.com. The barn was made out of Krispie Treats and fondant.
The cake was a chocolate cake with Peanut Butter butter cream filling and white icing. This was so much fun putting together and was so worth it all. Because I got the sweetest "Thank You Aunt Sah for making my cake" from my nephew.
I started this Barnyard Birthday Cake with a 9x13 baking pan for the base of the cake. I made homemade buttercream icing to be used for the entire cake.
I colored all the icing in each color that I needed. The fence is just crafting fence from the craft store, stained with food coloring. The grass tip was used to make the grass. The animals were plastic. For the bale of hay, I used a cupcake.
For the barn I started out with a 8x8 baking pan. I cut all the pieces to shape it into a barn, using wooden skewers to hold it together. I used a layer of white icing to cover the barn, put it back into the freezer for about 15 mins while I worked on the base and then covered it in red icing.
I baked a whole chocolate sheet cake and when it cooled I mixed the whipped cream with Hershey cocoa powder to make it taste a little bit more like chocolate and it also made it stiffer.When the cake was iced I got green food coloring and put it in a sandwich bag with coconut.That made the grass in the barnyard.The number 1 is actually a brownie I baked and cut out into a number 1.I laid it on top of the cake and free handed Happy Birthday Cassidy on it.It was her first birthday.If it is another number birthday,obviously you would cut the number to the shape of another.I used a tip to make the white fence on the side of the cake to look like a fence. The animals were just little barnyard animals I found at Target.