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.
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!
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!
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.