Farm cake

Earlier this month, I had the joy of decorating a birthday cake for a tractor-loving nephew. The idea is not mine; for once I allowed myself to rely on Pinterest.

Usually, cake decorating is a mix of therapy and stress. This time was pure joy.

First, you outline the birthday boy’s age number (in this case, six) and divide the outline into different fields. Oreo crumbs make great soil, and forks or toothpicks dragged through the frosting add texture where needed.

Then, you decorate as you wish, adding plastic animals and equipment.

These vegetables started life as carrots, but as proper carrot tops were out of the question (#frostingwilts), they considered rebranding themselves as pumpkins, but didn’t make up their minds on this issue until the remaining green icing was discarded and their maker couldn’t add vines and leaves. What a bummer being a confused veg.

So simple, and so fun!

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4 years ago

So cute! I have a little boy turning 3 Dec 2 and he would love a cake like that, even if he had a farm cake last year too… It will be a special birthday, his first birthday with us as an official member of our family. His adoption was finalized in July.

4 years ago
Reply to  Christina

Aww! Congratulations! ❤️

Mom Coblentz
4 years ago

Hmmm. Interestingly I never noticed the outlined 6 on the real cake and in fact had to look a loonngg time on here to find it!!! What’s wrong with me? ????

4 years ago

Oh that’s so cute! I had to look a couple more times before I saw the number 6. I also had to ask “What’s wrong with me?”????
I love tractors too. My family tells me we can’t afford nor do we need one so I’m going to have to order a JD toy tractor from the GVS catalog.????

4 years ago

So cute! My niece decorated a farm cake for my son and he was beyond thrilled. When I saw the comments about the number I had to back and see for myself what they meant!

4 years ago

When I looked at it I said to myself “I feel like that design means something” but I didn’t see it until I read further and knew what I was looking for 🙂 I’ve done similar cakes for my boys but never that perfect 🙂

4 years ago

What a cute cake!!!

the carrots are my favorite detail.

they look perfectly carrot-like to me.

4 years ago

Without a doubt I thought they were carrots.???? This is so cute. My daughter would probably love it as much as any boy.

4 years ago

So cute!!

4 years ago

They are clearly carrots!

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