This homemade cow cake was for my sons 3rd Birthday party. I made two sponge cakes, one in an 8" circular tin the other in a 10" square. The recipe for the sponge was equal weight of egg to flour to butter to sugar with a pinch of bicarb and drop of vanilla essence. I used 6 large eggs.
I cut the head out of the circular cake and then cut the square cake in half and stacked it. There was some butter cream and strawberry jam as a filling. The udder was from a left over bit of the circular cake.
I bought some easy roll icing and a whole host of different coloured food colourings. After a little bit of experimentation, I got the udder, nose and inner ears colour from a tiny drop of pink and an even smaller drop of green mixed in the easy roll icing.
The black was very tricky, and I nearly gave up and went for a gray or brown. The gray for the feet and ears was from all the experimenting with trying to get black. I covered the whole cake shape in jam, then covered in the icing.
I had bought a tube of black icing but nowhere near enough to do the entire cake, so I did the outlines and then with a paint brush mixed some neat black food colouring with the black icing and lightly painted on the patches.
It tasted far better than I expected and the kids all enjoyed choosing a body part to eat.
I made this Cow Birthday Cake for my son's 2nd birthday. I will attempt to make a John Deere tractor cake for his party! Wish me luck! I got my cow idea from this site. All of the cow cakes are so cute but I loved the way Laura (cake 21) shaped the cows head! So this is my cow!
I used 2 9in round pans: 1 for the body and 1 I cut up to shape the head, feet and ears (I couldn't get the ears as good as the one on cake 21). I froze the cakes overnight and in the morning I took them out shaped them and applied the crumb coat. I waited an hour or so then iced it. I was short on time or I would have let it sit longer. I used store bought cake mix and icing.I tried to make brown icing by mixing food color but I ended up with this grayish color. I think I will try homemade butter cream next time.
I am new to this and I still have problems with crumbs in my icing! But I think it turned out kinda cute! Thanks to this web site I have gotten some great ideas! And I want to give a big THANK YOU to Laura who made cow cake 21!
For my baby's first birthday we had a Barnyard Bonanza! So it was only fitting to make his cake a "MOO COW"
This is where I found your awesome site! My best friend Katie, told me to look on here for ideas. I followed the directions from a sweet lady that had submitted this similar Cow Birthday Cake, and a MONSTER was born.
Her directions were so easy, my FIRST attempt at making anything "Homemade" was a SUCCESS!
For this cake, I used a Wilton large sheet pan for the green grass background. It used two cake mixes. The Cow cake alone wasn't enough to feed our large crowd. So this was a great way to have enough to go around.
For the cow, I used one round pan, and with the rest of the batter I filled an oven safe Pyrex bowl (for the dome shape).
When the cake cooled, I cut the bottom off the dome cake to fit inside the round cake pan for the face. With the excess cake left over I cut out 2 half circles with a drinking glass and used those for the ears.
Twinkies for the legs, Whoppers for the nose, milk duds for the eyes and a laffy taffy tongue finished my cake!