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Coolest Cow Birthday Cake 21

by Laura
(Severn, MD)

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

Cows are my daughter's favorite animal, so I made her this Cow cake for her third birthday.

I made a chocolate cake using two 9" round cake pans. One cake was used to form the body of the cow. The head, ears, and legs were cut from the second cake. The trick is, to make the cake look like a cow, to cut the head into a more elongated shape rather than leaving it round. I found that when the head was too round, the cake looked more like a pig.

The ears were cut in oval shapes and the legs were square shapes, just slightly narrower at the top than the bottom.

The frosting was butter cream, with chocolate frosting for the spots. I used a star tip to frost the cake. The eyes, nose, and mouth were chocolate chips, simply because I had them in the house, but any chocolate candy pieces would do.

Overall this cake was pretty easy to make; the hardest part was figuring out the right shape and proportion for the head.

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by: Anonymous

This looks great, I am going to try it for my farm obsessed 2 year old... thanks!

Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for posting your picture and description of how you made the cake. I followed your directions and made pretty much the exact same cake. It was all worth it to see my 3 year old niece's face light up when she saw it. :) Very helpful!

thank you!
by: Susie from Australia

Thank you so much for sharing your cake - I made it recently for my son's 2nd birthday and it was a huge hit!! I made it slightly bigger using a 10" cake tin, but followed your instructions & pattern exactly and my pic looks the same as yours............. thank you so much!!!!

Nice Design
by: Anonymous

I really prefer the way you shaped the cow's head over all other cow cakes I've seen. Nice work!

Cool Cake - Thanks !
by: Anonymous

My son has decided on a cow cake for his 11th birthday. After searching the internet for ideas I found yours. I love it! Can't wait to get started on this cake. :) Thank you!!

by: Jennie

Awesome cake and very easy to make. I used Junior Mints for the eyes and nose holes - worked perfectly!

by: Clair

By far the best cow cake I have seen on my search. I am planning to make a cow for my sons 2nd birthday in a few weeks and will be using your instructions. I love the hint about the head shape and I think thats why yours looks more "cow" like! Thank you and well done x

by: meredith


I just want to tell you how adorable this cake is and I'm sure it was a great hit. Do you by chance still have the template for the cow's head/feet? If not how did you do it so perfectly? My friend at work loves cows and this would be awesome to make for her birthday. Thanks so much.

Thanks so much!!!
by: Ana

This is such a pretty cake. I made it for my son's birthday party yesterday, and it came out great! Everyone thought I was extremely talented :). The truth is I had never made anything like this before, and no, I am not that talented in this area. However, the cake did come out beautiful, and it was the centerpiece of a great cow themed party.
I couple of tips for the newbies:
1) do make a trial version before the party, so that you can see what works for you and what doesn't.
2) I baked 4 round cakes (2 boxes of pre-mix) and used 3 of them: two layers on the bottom and the top layer to make the face, ears and legs.

Thanks again!

by: Anonymous

THANK YOU! I just made a cake like yours, and it turned out GREAT! Our 2-year-old granddaughter will be delighted at her birthday party tonight.

by: Annette

Looking forward to making this cake for my grandson! Thank you for posting your ideas. God Bless you!

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Coolest Homemade Cow Birthday Cake 20

by Fiona B.
(Duvall, WA)

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

My friend's daughter loves cows and wanted a birthday cake with cows for her birthday.

I made a square cake and frosted it with green buttercream frosting to look like a field. I trimmed the edge with long, thin strands of green frosting to look like long grass around the edges of the field.

I think the cows came out really well. I made them out of fondant and copied some cows I found on the internet. I love using fondant to trim cakes because it's like playing with play doh. I'm not a great fan of the flavor of fondant though, so I don't tend to use it to cover entire cakes; I like the richer flavors of butter cream for that.

I like to spend time at craft stores, looking at the books with ideas for Sculpey figures and craft projects. Anything made with Sculpey can also be made with fondant, and it will look great on a cake!

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Coolest Cow Birthday Cake 29

by Marcela
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

My first experience in making and decorating my 3-years-old girl birthday cake was relatively fun and easy! It added a fantastic detail to the farm party theme. I used basic white fondant to cover the cake, cut different round shapes sizes by using three sizes of cookie cutters.

After fixing the circles on the cake with some “dulce-de-leche”, covered each circle using black food paint with a paint brush. The head was made by cutting a polystyrene ball in half and covered one half with white fondant. Shaped cow ears by cutting another smaller circle in half (each half became a ear) and used black and light pink food paint to add details.

This homemade cow birthday cake ended up with a minimalist look and very unique!

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easy and cute!
by: Anonymous

I did a similar cake today for my son's 2nd Birthday and it turned out awesome! Thanks for the idea :)

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Coolest Cow Birthday Cake 18

by Fiona
(New Zealand)

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

Homemade Cow Birthday Cake

I made this Cow Birthday Cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday as she loves cows. It was chocolate with butter cream icing.

I used the cow shaped tin, hired. Just used a few basic colors to keep it simple. I used fondant to shape the eyes and tongue. I also put little heart sprinkles in the eyes for the pupil. It did take a little while as it was my first cake ever but I got faster as I went and was not too precious about being precise.

She still talks about it now when ever we mention birthdays. Very easy just piped the lot a week before, froze it then defrosted it overnight in the fridge so the color would not run.

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cow pic
by: Anonymous

love this!

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