When I was asked to make a cow cake for my nephew's 1st birthday I had a look on the internet until I found a picture of what I was wanting to do.
The body is actually the part which is cake which I used a Dolly Varden tin. The head is a foam ball, the legs are toilet rolls all which I covered in rolled fondant. The arms I made out of rolled fondant until I got the thickness I was wanting. The ears and horn are also made out of fondant which are held in place with skewers.
I used separate pieces of fondant to cover the ends of the arms and legs and also as the black spots over the body and head and then painted the black colouring on to them. I used pink colouring to colour the fondant and make udder, mouth and inside the ears, I then covered the board with coloured coconut and bought the flowers from the cake shop.
It took me a few hours to decorate! But was worth the effort.
I got to make this impromptu cow cake after looking at some of the other submissions. My 2 year old loves cows and says "moo" all the time.
I didn't have any special pans or anything, so I just poured the batter in two 9 inch cake pans. Used one whole cake for the face, then cut out three circles from the other one. A larger circle for the nose, and two smaller circles for the ears. I cut a portion of the smaller circles off so that it rested nicely on the head. This was SO easy, I bet if I felt like being more creative I could have made legs and horns but I just threw this together.
I got lazy on the decorating, and used a tip 21 instead of 16 to cover the body. It would have looked much nicer if I would have made more uniform stars.
Overall, I think it turned out alright, very easy! Thanks to everyone else who posted pictures so I had an "outline" to go by!!
This Cow Cake was my daughter's 8th birthday cake. It is made from 2 8in round cakes stacked. I frosted the whole thing white. In order to make the brown spots shaped as I wanted, I used a butter knife to lightly trace lines in the white frosting that I filled in with piped on chocolate frosting which I spread around a bit once on.
I used a small bowl to trace the mouth area, tracing around half of the outside lip of the inverted bowl with a butter knife in the white frosting. I filled part of that in with chocolate frosting and pink gel for the rest. The tongue is a melted pink candy that is usually an individually wrapped cube (not STAR shaped as the name would indicate) in a package with yellow, red, and orange fruit flavored candies.
The ears are one cupcake cut in half with pink gel icing inside. The nose holes and eyes are malted milk balls.
I made this 1st Birthday Cow Cake for my son's cow-themed party. The cake was a doubled basic sponge recipe, made in a Pantastic plastic cow shaped tin (available from Amazon).
I then covered the cake in white frosting, and decorated the cake using Wilton icing pens. I colored the bell with a special sparkly gel icing pen. I textured the grass with a wooden pick.
The party was a great success and I had themed the whole living room - bunting, pin-the-tail-on-the cow game, cow print plates and cups, cow masks, cow coloring pages, cow-shaped sandwiches, cow wind-up toys - you name it! So this cake was the perfect finish to the party - and the guests enjoyed eating it too!