How to Make a Tractor-shaped Birthday Cake

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How to Make a Tractor-shaped Birthday Cake
A big green tractor (tracteur vert image by Philippe Minisini from Fotolia.com)

For a farm-themed party, a tractor cake can make the party complete. Create your own tractor-shaped birthday cake for the perfect dessert. From three-dimensional tractors to flat sugar printed sheet cakes, the possibilities are endless. A fairly simple yet realistic-looking tractor cake should fit the bill.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Tractor photo
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Cake mix
  • Rectangular pan
  • Knife
  • Frosting
  • Food dyes (green, yellow, black, brown)
  • Spatula
  • Piping bag and tips (optional)
  • Oreo cookies
  • Oreo cakesters
  • Marzipan
  • Cocoa
  • Toothpicks

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Find a photo of a tractor that you like and print it off so you have something to look at and work from. Blow it up to the actual size of the cake you'd like it to be. Cut out the shape of the tractor.

  2. 2

    Bake the cake of your choice in a rectangular pan. Place the tractor photo over the cake and use it as a guide for cutting the cake. Cut out the shape of the tractor body from the cake, leaving a space for the wheels.

  3. 3

    Cover the cake with frosting dyed green. Smooth the frosting over all the edges to make sure it is completely covered. Use yellow and black dyed frosting or piping to create the tractor details.

  4. 4

    Take Oreo cookies and cakesters and cover them with brown dyed frosting. Place in the rim spots of the tractor to serve as wheels.

  5. 5

    Knead cocoa and marzipan to create a brown dough-like substance from which you can mould a seat and steering wheel. Use toothpicks to stick these onto the top side of the cake.

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