When I asked my daughter, who was turning three, what kind of birthday cake she wanted, she requested a mama moo-moo and baby moo-moo cake. I searched online for a Cow Birthday Cake Idea and came across this website, and found all the inspiration that I needed!
I baked the cake in 1-9 inch pan, 1-6 inch Pyrex bowl, and the rest of the batter in cupcakes. I used a cake leveler to cut the small cake down to size. Then I iced both cakes; the body on the cake board and the small one on a piece of wax paper. Then I could peel the paper off before placing it on the body and touched up both cakes with icing after they were together.
I cut 1 cupcake in half and attached each half to the sides of the head with toothpicks and lots of icing for the ears. I used one cupcake per leg, cut in half, attached with toothpicks, and lots of icing to fill in the cracks. I let the icing crust over a bit and patted everything smooth with a paper towel. The spots I drew on with a toothpick, outlined with black chocolate icing, then filled in with the no.16 star tip.
The eyes were made with the no.12 round tip. I used pink icing and the star tip for the nose. And decorated a cupcake for the baby calf. My daughter was very pleased with the results, and so was I!
This Homemade Cow Cake Idea was a 10" cake and a 6" cake. The bottom layer was iced with white buttercream and included black cow spots made of fondant. The second layer is just iced pink. I made the flowers a few days in advance out of rolled fondant using flower cutters. I also made the bee and lady bugs in advance from fondant as well.
The cows were made with fondant. I cut out black spots and put them on the cow parts before I assembled them. I used water and confectioners sugar to kind of glue the pieces together. I used a toothpick or you could use a thick spaghetti pasta to hold the head to the body. I used a Wilton grass tip to make the green grass. The pink flowers around the top layer are fondant. I used a new mold that I found a Michael's craft store to make the flowers. You just push the fondant into the mold, pull it out and you've got cute flowers!
Oh, I made eyelashes over the eyes of the cow on top with some black Wilton color paste and some vodka. It makes great edible paint! I also painted on the black stripes and dots on the bee and lady bug.
For my son's 2nd birthday I made him this Miss Moo Birthday Cake. I got the idea from a book that he loves to read.
I baked a large rectangular chocolate cake and cut the cow head out of the par-frozen cake (doesn't crumble so much when it's partly frozen). I then drew the outline of the eyes, nostrils, patches etc. with some sewing cotton and spread chocolate flavoured whipped cream on the parts which I was putting the chocolate sprinkles on. After the sprinkles were on and tidy, I spread the plain whipped cream on. I used thin strips of Licorice for the hair.
I found it easier to use a piping bag to do up to the edges of the chocolate parts, that way they didn't get mixed. I then used the piping bag to draw in the eyes etc. * Note, I decorated this cake just hours before the party so I didn't have to refrigerate it, that way the cream wouldn't get cold and hard and cracked.