This Farm Combine Cake was made for my farm loving son's 3rd birthday. We already did the tractor cake for a previous birthday so I had to come up with something different and he wanted a combine cake. I looked all over internet trying to find a picture to go off of but could not find a single one. I used his toy combine to get the shape as close as possible and this is what I ended up with.
I made this cake using a 9 x 13 cake. To hold up the back end of the combine I constructed a platform with wire (actually a wire clothes hanger) and cardboard covered in wax paper. From there I cut the cake to get the basic shape of the combine. For frosting I used tube frosting, which I would not do again because it didn't want to hold together well which is why I did not get a smooth finish.
The wheels were made by forming rice crispy treats. For a first attempt at making a combine with nothing to go off of I thought it turned out alright. My son loved it and that's all that mattered!
It was Hunter's 3rd birthday party and we had it at the local petting farm. What better to do than a Farming Tractor Cake Design. And what tractor is more famous than the John Deere? The 3D cake was a little harder than expected, but well worth it in the end.
The base of the cake (the field) was two 13X9 cakes. One yellow and one chocolate. They were covered in chocolate icing and topped with crushed Oreo cookies to simulate the cultivated field. We thought about drawing corn stalks around the edges but didn't have quite the artistic talent, so we went with the simple green and yellow blossoms. The tractor itself, along with the trailer, were loaf pans. The wheels were then cut out of 13X9s. Toothpicks did a wonderful job holding them to the tractor.
We made rails on the trailer out of wooden dowels, held together by hot glue. Rice Krispie treats were used to simulate bails of hay. We added little animals to the cake to give it just the extra touch it needed. Everything came together wonderfully, and we hope this design can help many other little farm boys!!
Comments for Coolest Farming Tractor Cake Design 62