Coolest Cowboy Roundup Cake

I made this double chocolate Cowboy Roundup Cake cake for my nephew Tyler’s 6th birthday tomorrow. I made a 9×13″ for the bottom and a 6″ round for the top. It’s frosted with buttercream icing.

I piped the fence around the side first with Wiltons #47 tip then applied the grass with the #233.

The rope is made with fondant. I rolled out one long strip then used a toothpick to add the details. The horse shoe is made with gumpaste. After cutting the shape out I used a rubber stamp set to press the lettering into it, spelling out the Happy Birthday Tyler. After letting it sit overnight to harden, I mixed edible silver dust with a couple drops of vodka and then painted the horse shoe silver. The alcohol helps it dry faster.

The cowboy and cow figures are toys I picked up at the local toy store that the birthday boy will love playing with. This cake is very basic and very simple to make.




15 thoughts on “Coolest Cowboy Roundup Cake”

  1. Hey, This is a great cake! I even love the chocolate chip cowpies!! :) I may make this one for a friend of mine’s birthday. Thank you for sharing.
    Oh, did you color the fondant before making the rope?

  2. I have 2 little rodeo boys and they will love this – we even have the cowboy and the bulls that we can use on the cake.

    Thank you for sharing your great cake!!!

  3. You did an awesome job on this cake. And what fun to add the cow patties!- Something to make the little cowboys laugh. It’s very creative and extremely well done- looks professional!

  4. I’ve searched the net for a cake idea for my dads 70th birthday and is a horse man from way back. Love this cake but don’t think I’m that clever, but I’m going to give it a go. Its given me some good ideas. The fact that the party is on Boxing Day doesn’t help! (New Zealand)

  5. I love your cake. I have to make a few changes since the little boy I am making a cake for wants and arena cake so I might make sand instead of grass and a buckn bull on top or something. Any Ideas?

  6. I would like to do this for a 60th birthday party. Did you make the cowboy, horse and cattle as well? Truely amazing!

  7. I love it! We are celebrating my dad’s 80th B-Day & was searching for ideas on how to make a western looking cake and came across this gorgeous looking cake! You did an awesome job and I am going to attempt to do it, already went to buy the figures at tractor supply I even saw them at Wal-Mart thanks for posting pic! Hope everything goes well.

  8. I will be making this cake for my soon to be three year old. I know he will LOVE it. Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

  9. please tell me how the grass is done i want to copy it for my six year old grandson thank you

  10. The grass is applied with a #223 Wilton’s piping tip and a thick buttercream icing. Just squeeze the tip and pull in upward motions repeatedly over the cake. It’s good to practice on a sheet of wax paper first to get a good feel for how you want the grass to look.

  11. Thank you SO much for submitting these pics of your cowboy cake. I searched for cowboy cake ideas online and I made your cake (copied it closely with a few variations, like pipe cleaners for the rope & chocolate covered coffee beans for the cow/horse “poop”) for my son’s 5th birthday party. It was a big hit! Thank you!

    It was a sophisticated enough looking cake without being too incredibly time consuming or something that would require a more expert cake maker.

    I wish I could attach a picture of my cake right here to show you.

    Editor’s Reply: Hi Monica!

    I’d love to see your creation. Why not share it along with the steps and variations you came up with. You can note that you were inspired by this cake and I can link to it so that you can give credit and still show off your work of art. You can share your pics and instructions HERE! I’ll be watching for it. – Wendy from

  12. I love this! I’m going to make it for my boy’s first bday in July! Could you please tell me where you got the cowboy and horse figurine?

  13. I believe I purchased those at Toys R Us, but it has been a few years. If they are not there maybe you can find them on Amazon. Thanks for the interest.

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