This Farm Birthday Cake was my 4th cake to make. I picked the design off the internet. I saw a cake that was a lot like this and thought it was so cute.
I used 2 9 inch rounds on the bottom and 2 6 inch rounds for the top. I made the cakes and then I put them together with buttercream icing. I made sure the buttercream was put on real thin and smooth so the fondant would lay on well. I rolled out the white fondant to about 1/4 inch thick and then added the black fondant balls. Then I finished rolling the fondant out and that is how I got the cow print.
When the fondant is about 1/8 inch thick I pick it up and lay it over the cake. Then I pat it down around the cake and cut off the excess. I did the same process with the blue. Then I just laid the top cake on the bottom cake. To make the fence I just cut strips and laid them on the cake like a fence.
I used a ricer to make the green grass, I just pushed it through and cut it off. The little animals are all just fondant. I just sculpted them and just sat them on the cake. This was one of the easiest cakes I have made of the 6 I have made so far. It looks difficult but it really is not. People were so impressed with this one and it was the easiest!
I made this Farming Cake for my son's 5th birthday. He wanted a combine cake, but I wasn't sure I was ready to do that so we agreed on a number 5 with corn field on top and a combine picking the corn. I made the 5 by using a bundt pan and 2 loaf pans. I cut the top of the bundt cake to make it sit level and cut out the side to give the curve in the #5, then cut the loaves for the top part of the 5.
I then pieced them together with icing and then I iced it with chocolate icing and used buttercream icing and tip 233 for the "corn" and used his toy combine with corn head for the top.
I got this idea for a farming cake from looking at numerous cakes on this site. The cake is a 11X15 mock angel food. I frosted it with white buttercream and added some grass with cows grazing in the corner.
I used tip #233 for grass. The field is made of chocolate graham crackers and the hay windrow is regular graham cracker. The round bales are frosted mini-wheats. To keep the bales on the rack and in the loader a dap of frosting work fine. My 2 year old "farm boy" just loved it.
This farming theme cake is a two layer cake with butter on bottom and chocolate on top. The green frosting color was from Wilton fern green with extra black added and the yellow is also Wilton.
The grass is tinted coconut and the pond is from blue glitter gel. The dirt area is milk chocolate buttercream frosting lightened up with some buttercream. The pumpkins in pumpkin patch are ready made from the holiday baking section. The graveled dirt is from crumbled graham crackers and Oreo chocolate wafers with some brown sugar added.