I made this double chocolate Cowboy Roundup Cake cake for my nephew Tyler's 6th birthday tomorrow. I made a 9x13" for the bottom and a 6" round for the top. It's frosted with buttercream icing.
I piped the fence around the side first with Wiltons #47 tip then applied the grass with the #233.
The rope is made with fondant. I rolled out one long strip then used a toothpick to add the details. The horse shoe is made with gumpaste. After cutting the shape out I used a rubber stamp set to press the lettering into it, spelling out the Happy Birthday Tyler. After letting it sit overnight to harden, I mixed edible silver dust with a couple drops of vodka and then painted the horse shoe silver. The alcohol helps it dry faster.
The cowboy and cow figures are toys I picked up at the local toy store that the birthday boy will love playing with. This cake is very basic and very simple to make.