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Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake 63

by Amy R.
(Hot Springs, Arkansas)

Homemade John Deere Birthday Cake

Homemade John Deere Birthday Cake

I looked online at hundreds of cakes with a John Deere theme, but couldn't find any one particular cake that matched what I had envisioned for my son's first birthday party. I knew I wanted to do a tiered cake with fondant. I had never made a cake covered with fondant, so I did a practice tier a couple of months before his birthday. I was surprised at how easy it was to use the fondant.

For the top and bottom tiers of the John Deere Birthday Cake, I used a sour cream white almond cake with white buttercream frosting under the fondant. For these tiers I used Wilton's white fondant that I colored with buttercup yellow coloring. For the middle layer, I used a Duncan Hines dark fudge chocolate cake mix with chocolate buttercream. The green fondant was Duff's buttercream fondant already colored and ready to go. It was easier to work with than the Wilton's and tasted a little bit better too. I used wooden dowels in the bottom two layers to support the tiers. I shoved them in the cake, marked the level, and snipped them with a pair of pliers. I put the top two tiers on plastic covered cake circles the exact size of the tier. I used 10", 8", and 6" tiers. I used the Wilton fondant mat to roll the fondant on. It is marked with lines that I used to cut the stripes.

I used a set of round cookie cutters to cut the circles. I used a sharp blade to freehand cut the John Deere emblem. I simply wet the back of the fondant to get it to stick to the fondant that covered the tier. I crushed up two Oreo cookies for the "dirt" that the two tractors were sitting in on top.

I hope you enjoy my creation!

Comments for Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake 63

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Wow! This is the Cutest cake!!!!
by: Jana

What a great idea! I love it!

Love the cake!
by: Carol

Amy you are so talented. I would have never guessed that you made the cake yourself. Looks very professional.

Love it!
by: Angie Winters

Absolutely awesome cake Amy!!!

Sooo Loving this!
by: T-K Rutledge

What a Wonderful amazing Cake!!! So hard to find such wonderful bday cakes for boys!! This is inspiring at best!!!

by: Susan Clark

AMAZING!!! That is the sweetest and most creative I've ever seen!!! A special cake for a special day!!!

Wow Cake
by: Leah Mann

I can't believe this cake! Looks like from Charm City Cakes or something! I have always wanted to try to make one of my own for my girls but have never braved it! I think I will try now! I know who to ask for help! Great Job!!!

Great cake
by: Phyllis P

This cake is awesome!! You did a great job!

Cutest Cake!!
by: Judi TJ

So creative, Amy!! This is the cutest cake ever!!!

Cutest Cake Ever!!
by: Nita Gilbert

I love this cake, it is so creative and cute, what a lucky birthday boy!!!

Cute cake!
by: Amy

This is adorable!!!

john deer cake
by: AJones

Love the cake! Great job!

by: Melissa

Love the cake! Cutest John Deere cake I ever did see!

John Deere Cake

This is the cutest cake I have ever seen. Such a great job

Awesome Cake
by: Janzy C

I love it!!! You did an amazing job!

Love this cake!
by: Lana

What a great cake! So creative!

Love it!!
by: Amanda Lipe

This cake is absolutely adorable!


Your cake is so pretty....You should have been a surgeon with that talent and steady hand.

Awesome cake!
by: Angie Robertss

You did a great job on the cake!

by: Dianne B

You did a fantastic job on a totally awesome cake! It is the BEST!!!

by: Diane P.

It was an amazing looking cake. You did such a great job, as always. I especially like the balls around the edge ;)

Very cool!
by: Lindsay

Awesome birthday cake! Great job!

by: Brenda M.

This is the cutest John Deere cake I have ever seen! Great talent and creativity!

by: Anonymous

I was wondering where you bought the duffs buttercream fondant?

Duff's fondant
by: Amy R

I found Duff's fondant at Michael's. It is $20 a container, so I waited until they had a 50% coupon to buy it.

by: JD Mom

I love this idea! My oldest son will be 5 and is obsessed with John Deere, so I've had to become very creative at making cake look like dirt and fields! This is a great idea...I may just have to steal it! Great job! :)

John Deere Cake
by: Jessica

How much is this one?

Fabulous idea!
by: Staci Harper

Gorgeous cake. I love this idea. Thinking of making one like this!!!

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