Coolest Tractor Cake

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.

3 thoughts on “Coolest Tractor Cake”

  1. Loved it! I made this cake with the wagon and it turned out pretty good! Not as nice as the picture, but very fun, my 2 year old will love it, as does his daddy! Thanks!

  2. Such a good idea to use donuts! I was trying to figure out what to use to make a similar cake for my grandfather’s birthday (he’s a farmer). Thank you for the inspiration!!

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