This Barn Birthday Cake was for our son Ryan for his first birthday. We had a large amount of people to feed to it was quite large. The base for the cake was a giant chocolate chip bar cookie. I cut a circle out where the pond would go first. I iced the cookie in green and piped star tip around the edge.
The barn was made from 2 cakes. One baked in a loaf pan and the other in an 8x8. Cut the 8x8 in half so you have 3 cakes to work with. The barn was the entire loaf cake and the roof was made by cutting the 8x8 into triangles and put them together to make the roof shape. We iced the barn in red and the roof in chocolate with Golden Grahams as the roof tiles. The door was a graham cracker with a candy heart for the door (our boy was born on Valentine's Day so all his cakes will have a heart on them somewhere). The silo is a stack of Ding Dongs with icing between them to make them stick. The top of the silo is just a white muffin cup. We ran a wooden skewer down the middle for support. The driveway is crushed graham crackers. The pond was made by pouring blue jello in a small round dish to set - then we dropped it inside the circle.
That's about it! It did take a long time to make this - but we think it came out great and it fed everyone cookies AND cake too!
This barnyard cake was made for my son's second birthday. It was my first homemade cake.
I started out well in advanced making the animals and fence out of marshmallow fondant and then stored them in an air tight container until ready to use. I made three 9x13 cakes, two for the bottom and then one for the barn. I iced the two bottom cakes with store bought icing and added green food coloring. I used a knife to make the grass texture.
To make the barn I just cut it into shape stacking 3 layers high and then covered in icing and fondant. The silo is made of sandwich cookies using frosting as glue and covered it in fondant also. I crumbled graham crackers and shaved chocolate for the dirt road and placed the tractor on it. (The tractor is the only thing not edible).
Under the pigs is just icing with brown food coloring to get the look of mud. Finally putting my son's name, Nehemiah, on the bottom and the 2 on the hay. Took a lot of prep but I had a lot of fun and it was a big hit!
I made an 8x8 cake for the Barn Cake, and trimmed the top third into a peak. The roof was "shingled" with graham crackers. Graham crackers were also used for the barn doors. Pretzel sticks were used for timbers, and yellow tinted coconut was used for hay. If I were to make this again I would use no-taste red paste food coloring. This one turned out a little too pink for my preference.
I made cupcakes and decorated them as sheep, with mini marshmallows, pigs, with pink icing, and chicks, with yellow tinted coconut. The ears and chick beaks were made from snipped pieces of a fruit roll. All of the animal eyes and pig and sheep nostrils were made from mini chocolate coated candies. The sheep snouts were merely blobs of pink icing piped on from a plastic zipbag with the corner snipped off. The pig snouts were made of mini marshmallows frosted in pink icing. I added a little green tinted coconut for the farm yard and called it done! Best of luck!