Coolest John Deere Cake

Coolest John Deere Cake

I was asked to make a cake for my daughter’s then fiance, now her husband, and his brother. Their birthdays are just a few days apart and since they’re both country boys I didn’t have too much trouble coming up with this John Deere cake idea. Cakes are the most fun when they’re a labor … Read more

1st Birthday John Deere Tractor Cake

1st Birthday John Deere Tractor Cake

This John Deere tractor cake is every little boy’s dream and was one of my first. A co-worker asked me to make it for her son’s first birthday since he loved John Deere tractor toys! The flavor of the cake was vanilla, since my scratch vanilla is better for carving than my super-moist chocolate! The … Read more

Coolest Green John Deere Tractor Cake

Coolest Green John Deere Tractor Cake

This green John Deere tractor cake  is 100% edible! The tractor is made from gum paste and was airbrushed finished. The “tire” tier is actually chocolate fondant airbrushed black so it has a much better taste than if you had just dyed the fondant black! The John Deere logo what free-handed cut out and placed on dried … Read more

Freestyle Tractor Birthday Cake

Freestyle Tractor Birthday Cake

Living in rural Wyoming, you don’t just run to the store (35 miles away) to pick up a couple things. We didn’t have a lot of money at the time so I used my son’s plastic tractor carrying case and traced the outline of it onto a piece of cardboard. It fit perfectly inside a … Read more

Cool DIY Tractor Cake

Cool Homemade Tractor Cake

I always use packet mixture – Betty Crocker’s fudge cake, because it freezes so well. I make the cake in advance, then cut and carve all the pieces.  I then used chocolate butter icing to glue the pieces into shape.  Because the cake is still frozen, the icing sets immediately, adding stability. I used blocks … Read more

Down on the Farm Tractor Cake

I made this tractor cake for my dad who lives back home in Ireland, my daughters call him Ga ga! The reason behind a farm cake is simply because he lives out the countryside at home and grew up on a farm, also I saw a little tractor that looked really cute and really wanted … Read more

Coolest John Deere Tractor Cake for 2 Year Old Boy

Coolest John Deere Tractor Cake for 2 Year Old Boy

My son loved his John Deere tractor cake and thought it was a toy at first! From two frozen cake loaves I carved out the shape of a tractor body.  I filled the layers with butter cream then did a crumb coat all over and then a final thick coat of butter cream. I did … Read more

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Wyatt is my girls’ half brother. What a cutie he is! I claim him, even though he’s my ex’s child. Ironically he calls me his “Aunt Mimi”. Yes, it’s weird, but it’s good. His 2nd birthday was a reason for me to finally try cake decorating. It was my first cake, and I was a … Read more

Cool Homemade Farming Scene Birthday Cake

Coolest Farming Scene Birthday Cake

This farming scene birthday cake was my first cake that I did for a friend and I was thrilled with how it turned out. My friend’s little boy absolutely loves John Deere tractors and everything about farming.  His mom wanted a nice cake with a tractor and some plastic farm animals on it. Well, this is … Read more

Coolest Homemade Carved Tractor Birthday Cake

Coolest Mow Mow Tractor Birthday Cake

This Tractor birthday cake was only the second “creative cake” I had ever made and I think it is my favorite, not only from the reaction it got from my son, but also because I came up with the idea only by watching my son play with a wooden tractor that his Grandpa had made for … Read more

Awesome Chocolate Mud Tractor Birthday Cake with Vegetables

Awesome Chocolate Mud Tractor Birthday Cake with Vegetables

Matthew wanted a tractor cake which I had a basic plan for in my mind. Quite unusually as a man, I have been delegated the cake making or at least icing for our parties. Then Matthew got fixated on having icing vegetables and insisted that he new where to buy them on the other side … Read more