My husband sells John Deere Tractors. Since we had a boy after 5 girls, it was a no-brainer to make a tractor cake for our son’s 1st b-day. I looked here at coolest b-day cakes to get ideas. This cake was a combination of ideas that I found.
I baked cake in 2 bread loaf pans. After it had cooled, I left one whole, for the base. The second one, I cut about 1/3 for the cab and that left about 2/3 for the trailer. I put a bit of frosting on the base to attach the cab. Then I angled the base in a bit for the tractor.
The first thing that I did was ice the windows and the yellow stripes on the tractor. I just piped on icing and then used a knife and my finger dipped in cornstarch to flatten it nicely. I decided the star tip would be the easiest way to decorate the rest of the tractor, since I wasn’t sure on getting a smooth finish. I used a black pipe cleaner to attach the trailer to the tractor.
The wheels are chocolate covered donuts that I piped some yellow icing in. I just used butter cream to attach them to the tractor. The hay bales are coconut covered marshmallows. It was a hit at the party and of course my husband loved it.