I made this cow cake for my son’s second birthday. I had napkins/plates with a farm scene on and copied the cow off of those. The cake itself is made from one yellow and one chocolate cake mix in regular 9 x 11 cake pans. I placed one horizontally for the body and one vertical for the head.

I just free-handed the head and body and used miscellaneous pieces of cake to shape the horns, feet, udders, ears and tail of the cow. I used icing to attach each section to the body or head. The ball of the tail is a single cupcake.

I bought icing at a bakery and smoothed it out using a knife dipped in warm water. I used decorator tips to make the tip of the tail and the tuft of hair on the cows head more curly. I added cocoa to the icing to make the brown (and a very tasty chocolate icing) and I used yellow and red food coloring plus cocoa to make the fleshy part of the face and the hooves. I used pink sprinkle to make the udders pink. I then finished by piping the detail and wording with a small decorator tip.

The cake was huge but we had a lot of people to feed. It was a big hit and matched the napkins quite well.