I made this Farmyard and Tractor cake for a friend's birthday party. Their son, having had tractor cakes for the previous two years, wanted something a little different this year.
I baked and frosted a 9" x 13" single layer cake. I frosted it with green. I then added the "dirt" by using crushed graham crackers and the black cookies, minus their white frosting, from oreo. I sprinkled this on top of some brown frosting to make the area for the tractor. I then attached some spree-type candy that my mom had bought at Cracker Barrel's gift shop, to make it look like something was planted.
I made the pond using blue frosting and chocolate rock candy for the border. I put some spree candy fish in the pond. I made cattails using toothpicks and brown frosting. I piped green grass as the border.
I made this Farming Tractor Cake Design for my son's second birthday; he loves trains and tractors. I used a Nordic Ware cake pan for the tractor shape.
The cake is made of chocolate, cut in half; in the center there's a layer of chocolate fudge. The cake is also covered in fudge, and for decoration I used marshmallow fondant colored with Wilton edible colors (the fudge helps the marshmallow fondant stick to the cake).
We had a lot of fun making this cake. The kids "helped" me with the decoration; I gave them a piece of fondant, and it was better than playing with play dough.
This is a Chewall Tractor Cake from the Movie Cars, from the tractor tipping scene. It is a chocolate cake with mocha icing covered in fondant. Painted details were dry brushed on to create a "rusted" effect. The smoke stack is a Tootsie roll and the wheels are Crueller doughnuts dipped in a mixture of melted chocolate chips and corn syrup.
Left over cake crumbs and gummy worms make great worms and dirt for the tractor to rest on! He is definitely the most "character" cake I have made. All the droops and folds really add to his sleepy personality. It was made for twin boys.