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Coolest Tractor Birthday Cake 54

by Llindy B.
(Cherokee Village, AR, US)

Homemade Tractor Birthday Cake

Homemade Tractor Birthday Cake

Homemade Tractor Birthday Cake
Homemade Tractor Birthday Cake

I made this Tractor Birthday Cake for a friend's little boy who loves John Deere tractors. I got the idea from some of the cakes on this site and then took it and made some tweaks to the other ideas.

I used two loaf pans (1 cake mix each) to make the tractor. The cab is half a loaf pan, the other half I used to cut out the two large wheels in the back (I cut one large cylinder out of it and then cut it in half to make 2 tires). The front wheels are made from cupcake bottoms. I carved the front of the cake into the shape of a tractor, slightly smaller in the front and curved. I made the hay bales out of the extra pieces of cake I had left.

I recommend freezing the cake prior to frosting it to cut down on the amount of crumbling on the carved pieces. Once it was carved to a shape I was happy with I frosted it with buttercream and Wilton's decorator's icing for the detail work. The hay is toasted coconut with a touch of golden food coloring.

This cake tasted great and the kids and family loved it!!

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Coolest Tractor Birthday Cake 36

by Davina
(Oxfordshire, U.K)

Homemade Tractor Birthday Cake

Homemade Tractor Birthday Cake

I was asked to make this Tractor Birthday Cake for a friend's 2 year old son. I realized when making it that I did not have the right colour green dye for a tractor. Found online I should have purchased a Wilton one but I could only get to a normal supermarket at this stage.

I drew a tractor from my head, turned out okay, I then cut it into 3 pieces as this was a large cake! I baked 3 rectangular sponges and cut them from the stencils, I cut length ways and jammed all 3 pieces. I then froze overnight.

I made a buttercream and covered all 3 pieces, minus where the joins were going to be. Then put back in freezer.

That evening I put all three pieces together on the board, a bit of butter cream to stick to board and fill in joins. Decorated it with different colours. The black I used normal icing as can not get the black looking good in buttercream, again will have to see how Wilton works.

I got a photo of the little boy and laminated it and then put him as the driver of the tractor. It did look great.

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Coolest Tractor And Hay Wagon Birthday Cake 39

by Melanie
(Owenton, KY)

Homemade Tractor And Hay Wagon Birthday Cake

Homemade Tractor And Hay Wagon Birthday Cake

I did research on this site before making this Tractor And Hay Wagon Birthday Cake for my then 2 year old. I considered cutting the cake from a sheet cake, but I ordered a plastic cake pan for the tractor and decorated it to match my son's favorite International tractor.

The plastic pan has been used 2 other times and works great! To get the black icing I started with chocolate frosting and used Wilton color. The wagon and hay bales are cut from a 9 x 13 cake and decorated using a spreader and a #16 star tip to make the swirl on the hay bales. I used a the outside of a Pampered Chef adjustable measuring cup to cut out the hay bales. They were very hard to ice on the sides and made too big of a piece of cake for 1 person.

I would recommend using cupcakes instead, they would be a tad smaller and would be easier to ice. This is by far our family's most favorite cake to date!

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Great Job on the International
by: Mischelle

I love this cake! My Dad is an International Tractor fan and I plan to use your idea for his birthday in January! Where did you order the pan? Great Job!!

great job
by: Anonymous

where did you get the pan?

The Cake Pan
by: Melanie

I ordered the pan online from a confectionery house. It is a plastic pan, but worked great. I have used it several times and had no problems.

Platic Pan?
by: Michele

You said this is a plastic pan? I am guessing you just decorated the pan and did not bake a cake in it?

tractor and hay wagon
by: Anonymous

This is such an awesome cake. I plan to try to make one for my sons 2nd birthday. Thanks for all the tips.

the pan
by: Anonymous

I found what looks like the same pan on Amazon. It's plastic, but works like an aluminum pan and can be used in the oven or microwave.

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