Cool Homemade Barnyard Birthday Cake with Edible Animals and Trees

I made this homemade barnyard birthday cake for my son’s first birthday. I used a basic vanilla cake covered in homemade buttercream icing. The barn is made using the stand up house mold, the roof is Chex mix. The cow, pig, and ducks are make out of homemade marshmallow fondant. The pond is just a small bowl of blue jello (make sure you put something like cling wrap in between the ducks and jello, otherwise your ducks will melt in the pond!).

The trees I just free handed them out of colored chocolate and added a small pretzel stick to the trunk so I could stand them up on the cake. The homemade barnyard birthday cake actually wasn’t too difficult to make and everyone loved it.