For my son's 3rd birthday, I wanted to make a very special cake for him. He was big into tractors, John Deere of course, since Papa just got one! I knew I wanted to do something that involved John Deere in some way. I decided to bake 2 9x13 in. cakes, one chocolate, one white. I put them side by side(Large cutting board serves well as a platter if you don't have anything else to use). I decorated it as if you were looking from up in the air, down at different fields planted with different crops. I mixed up green, brown, and yellow frosting. I divided the cake into different squares, frosting each a different color. Then I added lines to look like rows with a cake decorating tool, you could also use a toothpick. Then I used one of the different colors on each square(in a decorating bag) to create crops starting to grow. I purchased a tractor set that also came with a piece of equiptment(a drag I think) to add to the cake. The toys also served as part of my son's gift. Hope this gives you some ideas of your own to make your John Deere fan happy!
A fun cake pan and a lot of special talent from my mother always makes for a fantastic Birthday Cake! This John Deere Birthday Cake took her about 2 hours to decorate.
We made the cake using the John Deere cake pan and from there it was all about the decorating. She poured chocolate into the wheels of the tractor pan and placed then into the freezer for a few hours which was a great tip from another online friend which made the wheels simple! She also made green chocolate for the tractor window using white chocolate and food coloring. Just be sure to spray a little bit of cooking spray in the pan before pouring the chocolate.
The trailer was easy with a sheet cake she cut to size and two cup cakes for the wheels. Of course the hay bails are the prepackaged Rice Krispie treats.
Another great tip from her is to put a banana into the cake mix. It gives the cake a subtle flavor of banana and it adds just enough moisture to the cake to keep it from getting dry.
This John Deere cake was made for a family friend’s little boy who was turning 4. It was a half white, half chocolate cake baked in a 11” x 15” cake pan. It was iced smooth with white buttercream icing.
I first traced the tractor (I got the outline off of the internet) and then cut the pattern into wax paper. I then used a toothpick to mark the outline on the cake. I carefully drew all of the black lines with a tip 4, and then filled in the colors with tip16 stars.
The yellow stripe and the writing were done with the smooth side of a basket weave tip. The top edge was decorated with tip 18 shells and the bottom edge with tip 22 shells and tip 2 dots in between each.
It really was a fun cake to make! Quenten absolutely loved the cake; he always says John Deere is his favorite!
This John Deere Clean Up Cake was baked by myself for my Grandson Caleb's first birthday. It is a sheet cake with home made buttercream icing. I could not find the slim long tootsie rolls for the tree logs so I used Kit Kats. I used Rollo candy for the tree stumps because I could not find the tootsie rolls that have sections. I guess the old style tootsie rolls are not made anymore.
I originally wanted smaller John Deere toys to make the cake but all the store had was this huge tractor so I thought up the idea of it driving up on the cake to move the lumber. My Grandson was flabbergasted to see that big tractor. We handed it to him with icing and all.