Coolest John Deere Tractor Cake

My Dad John, collects tractors, toy and real. They are his life. I was asked to create a John Deere Tractor cake for his 71st birthday. I included my memory of him and I as a child with him on the tractor.

I used gumpaste, fondant, buttercream with a yellow cake dyed green and yellow for the 4 layers. Tractor and accessories all done by hand.

I never went to school to bake or had any professional training. I was very happy with the end results, although very time consuming to create with such details. I hope you enjoy seeing it.

29 thoughts on “Coolest John Deere Tractor Cake”

  1. I love this cake! Do you have any tips on how to make the tractor? Please please I would love to hear from you.


  3. As a cake maker myself, I can tell by looking that a lot went into this cake. I had the same idea in mind for a cake for my father-in-law, with the John Deere tractor and the garden. It’s really beautiful seeing the finished product. I was trying to find one for my 4 yr. old turning 5, because (like Grandpa) he wants a John Deere cake, and I saw yours while I was looking at some for him.

  4. This is the best farm cake ever. My niece just got married and I made this cake for her husband as the grooms cake. I wrote on the side “The Farmers” this is his last name. The cake was the hit at the wedding reception.
    The was not a morsle of cake left. I gave you all the credit as I copied your cake. Great idea.

  5. I’ve never seen anything like this! I’m still amazed by it. I wish I had even 1/10th of your talent.

  6. hi I’m making this cake for my step father and I was just wondering how you made the tractor. Its amazing .

  7. You cake is really amazing. My son is 18 in Jan and I have been trying to find a large tractor cake tin but finding it very difficult. Your cake is just unbelievable. My son is into Massey’s and has a vegetable patch. Can you give any advice on your cake. My friend is actually making it.

  8. You did an awesome job!! To bad you don’t live in KY. I would hire you to make my John Deere wedding cake. Thumbs Up!

  9. My goodness. I thought, “wow, I cannot even ask my baker to do this or they will flip out over all the details…” I can’t believe you did this yourself and you aren’t in the cake business. Amazing!

  10. I’ve just started searching for tractor cake ideas and ours was the first cake i looked at. I needn’t look any further.

  11. Just browsing the internet for ideas for a tractor cake for my 3 year old. I have just come across this cake, Congratulations on making this amazing cake, your father must of been thrilled with it. What a wonderful present for your Dad, one that he will never forget.

    I think you should start up a cake company. Brilliant.


  12. this is the coolest cake- and I am not even a huge fan of tractors – but this is just the sweetest …

  13. This cake is amazing. I am trying to have it recreated for a birthday party. Can you please tell me how to do the tractor?

  14. This is an amazing tractor cake. I am making my nephews grooms cake and he wants a farm theme, do I have been surfing and looking to get ideas–this is the BEST!!!!

  15. This cake is amazing. I’ve been looking for something like this for a friend of mine who has a garden. If you are willing to share, I would love to have instructions from beginning to end on how you put this cake together. How did you make the tractor, vegetables, man, cart. Your work is awesome and so detailed. You must have worked on this for a while. Your help would be greatly appreciated. I only have a week to come up with soothing and would love to surprise him with something like this. He would absolutely love it. Thank you so much for your help.

  16. I am in awe of this cake. I am going to do a cake for my nephew and looking for ideas. I am just amazed at this cake.
    Your Dad must of been shocked.
    My problem when I spend this much time on a cake is I don’t want to eat it…LOL
    I am wondering how much I should charge since this is multiple hours of work.

  17. That cake looks absolutely beautiful! You did such a superb job! I would love to get some tips on how you did it. Thanks for sharing!!

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