I made this two tiered Farm Birthday Cake for my son’s third birthday party. The bottom tier is a two-layer 10” round; the top tier is a two-layer 6” round. I used two boxes of cake mix—each box made one 10” cake and one 6” cake. It took a total of three cans of icing to frost the whole cake plus a can of chocolate icing. (I find it easier to get black icing by adding black food coloring to chocolate icing as opposed to white icing.)
For the spots on the cow tier, I drew the spots on parchment paper with a pencil, cut them out, placed them on the cake and traced them with a toothpick. Then I could remove the parchment spots and outline them and fill them in with the black chocolate icing using a piping bag and tip #3. I used a basketweave tip #48 and white icing to make the barn door and windows. I used multi-opening tip #233 for the hay and grass. After making the yellow hay, I noticed that the icing was a bit too soft to hold up that "hayish" look. So I put the green icing in the fridge for a few minutes so it would harden up just enough for the grass to look like it had individual blades.
Overall this was a pretty easy cake to make and looked super cute with the cow print table cloth and balloons that I had at the party. And my son LOVED his “cow cake.”
I made these farm animal cupcakes for my daughter's second birthday party, a "barnyard bash." I found the idea for the pig cupcake on this site and the lamb cupcake on another (?) site.
The pig has pink frosting and uses half of a large pink marshmallow for the nose, one pink mini marshmallow cut in half to make the ears, two mini chocolate chips to make nostrils, and two brown M&Ms for eyes.
The lamb has chocolate frosting, 2 rings of white mini marshmallows to make the fleece, one red sprinkle for the mouth, 2 mini chocolate chips to make eyes, and two small inch to inch-and-a-half end pieces of Pocky (available in the Asian foods aisle of any supermarket, in a small red box) for legs.
I came up with the rooster while working with all the marshmallows and M&Ms. It has white frosting and uses yellow mini-marshmallows cut in half to make wings, two mini chocolate chips for eyes, yellow decorating gel for feet, and red/yellow M&Ms for the comb, beak, and waddle.
These were really easy to make, even with three colors of frosting--just one batch of cream cheese frosting split among three bowls, one plain, one with red food coloring, and the other with cocoa powder. I bought all the colored marshmallows, both sizes, at Walmart.
The cupcakes were a hit with kids and adults alike!
My nephew asked me to make this Farm cake for his fourth birthday. I did alot of internet searching to find a design that best suited him and this website was very helpful! This was the first time I had ever worked with fondant; I didn't have a great recipe so I found it hard to work with.
The cake was strawberry and the frosting was buttercream. I put a crumb coat on the cake which made the piping much easier. I piped the grass using the grass tip and, by the end of this exercise, my hands were really hurting. All of the vegetables, the horse and the cow are fondant. The "dirt" in the garden is crushed chocolate Teddy Grams, for which I used a coffee grinder, and the driveway is crushed animal crackers.
It was a lot of fun; I hope it gives you some good ideas!