Need Help W/3D Jd Tractor Cake

Decorating By butterflywings Updated 22 Mar 2008 , 1:06am by icer101

butterflywings Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:08pm
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I've been asked to make a 3D john deere tractor cake for next week. HELP! I know I can do, but I've never carved a cake before and need suggestions, tips, advice, etc. It doesn't have to be very big, only needs to feed 15-20 people. And the only other stipulation is they dont' want fondant. What's the best sizes to start with and does anyone have a template or tutorial for carving?

TIA for any and all help.

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butterflywings Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:55pm
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can no one help?

icer101 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:06am
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i do believe you will see pictures here on cake central and you could pm the person also debbie brown has one in her books i can,t think of the name of it right now and also on they show this and maybe hope i have helped

foxymomma521 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:06am
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I can't help really, but Debbie Brown's Easy Party Cakes has a cute tractor cake. Maybe you can start with that design?

foxymomma521 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:10am
post #5 of 8 I just Googled it and found a pic of an all BC JD tractor

marthajo1 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:11am
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I made a tractor grooms cake. But it really is going to depend on what type of tractor they want. as far as the template for carving.

I just cut my cake into a long rectangle and then stacked a shorter one on top for the engine part. Then I carved a little angle to get the right look. I made a RI steering wheel in a lilly nail and forgot to put it on! icon_sad.gif

To make it look like it was supported by the wheels I put the cake on a board and then placed it on a smaller rectangle of cake (on its own board cause it was on top of another cake, so it also had dowels under it. ) This little piece I frosted black. You could also just use a piece of styrofoam and frost it black.

butterflywings Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 12:12am
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ok, maybe i should be more clear. i'm not really worried about doing it in BC versus fondant... i'm just not really sure how to start... what size cake to begin with, how to do the tires... i was hoping maybe someone had done a tutorial or could offer some advice or suggestions on how to do it.

icer101 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 1:06am
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i just looked under grooms cakes under galleries i was looking for something else and saw lots of tractor cakes3D like you want if you like them then pm the person i do it all the time good luck i love tractors too raised on a farm ha!

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