Our 3 year old REALLY wanted a tractor birthday cake for his birthday … so after flipping through a number of examples on Pinterest he highlighted a few that he really liked (e.g.: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/306878162086295009/) … which opened the way for a huge number of options and great theme for a birthday party!
We had to hide the cake from our little guy – and all he wanted to do was run the tractors up and down the cake! The cake did not turn out as I had envisioned it, but little boys didn’t care – they saw tractors and just got excited.
I’m not very experienced working in fondant – and that stuff gets sticky when it’s humid outside! Not good when your little guys birthday is at the end of summer. Anyway – struggled through it and did my best. Not pleased with the out come … but it could have been worse.
It was fun to make and took a few hours, but was worth it. Learned a lot in the process, like how to use the frosting tips to make grass and sprinkle crushed Oreos to make the dirt road. As long as I kept the cake a specific angle, the crazy lopsidedness of the cake layers looks like it added to the cake’s design (until you turned it around … then the truth came out!) Besides the lopsided cake and the melting fondant – the little guys ate the whole thing and so did the parents … and every cake looks the same after it’s been hacked away at by the end of a party – a hot mess!
$25.00 Square Cake Pans x3 (Amazon)
$25.00 Cake Mix, Fondant, food coloring, frosting & tips, Oreo cookies (dirt road)
$ 3.00 Construction Candles (Amazon)
$10.00 Construction Trucks (pack of 20) (Amazon)
$ 0.00 Road signs (printed off and glued to skewer sticks)