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 nervous wreck because there were going to be 40+ people at this party, and some of them I didn’t know. Little man is a big ole John Deere fan; we’re from the south after all. I definitely wasn’t even considering trying to make tractors out of gum paste; I’d be doing great just to keep the fondant intact.

I found a recipe for homemade marshmallow fondant and quickly decided this was the route to go. It was fantastic, and so much tastier than the stuff in the box. I have found though, over the last 3 years of cake decorating, that MM fondant is very finicky, depending on the temperature and humidity level.

Brown sugar and brown icing made dirt, and pretzels made logs. A little creativity and it turned out pretty good for my first cake!

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake

Coolest John Deere Birthday Cake