John Deere 3D Tractor....

Decorating By tarheelgirl Updated 13 Apr 2009 , 2:59pm by tarheelgirl

tarheelgirl Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:42pm
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Does anyone have tips or maybe a tutorial for making one?

Thanks in advance! icon_biggrin.gif

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jammjenks Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:59pm
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I just had a lady call and order one of these a couple hours ago. Maybe this bump will give us both some tips. Carving is not my forte.

tarheelgirl Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:06pm
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Me either and this is for a grooms cake due in the next couple of weeks.

mom2spunkynbug Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:08pm
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I was wondering about doing one in gumpaste/fondant. I have to do a farm scene for a groom's cake in May & this guy wants like every animal imaginable on it - including the tractor!

Somethin-Sweet Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:12pm
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The one in my photos with the haystack in front of it was made with the Wilton 3-D Train pan.............cut the smoke stack off and built up the part for the cab. Use RKT for the tires- HTH.

tarheelgirl Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:27pm
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Wow that is super cute! That is something like I thought about doing with the little wagon on the back.

Somethin-Sweet Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:32pm
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Thanks! I have done 2 more since that one and it is much easier the 2nd and 3rd times! Everyone loves this design- but I hate to repeat designs! LOL!

tarheelgirl Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:50pm
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Is this the pan you used? How many servings do you get out of that?

Somethin-Sweet Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:56pm
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Yep- That it! It held one batter- which usually yields 24 by the time I carved it ...probably 20 or so. The cart was a 6" square- so if you needed extra servings you could use a larger pan for that............the haystack is cake too so you could use that for more servings (cupcakes). HTH!

TonyaBakes Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 6:15pm
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Somethin-sweet, that's an amazing cake, hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea. My Hubby and Son would freak over that cake. Wonderful job!

tarheelgirl Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 6:18pm
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Thanks so much!!! I need about 40 servings so adding a few more haystacks should work! =)

Somethin-Sweet Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 6:21pm
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Heavens no- be my guest! I feel honored when someone likes my designs well enough to replicate. icon_biggrin.gif If you have any ??s feel free to PM me and I will do what I can to help. Thats what this site is for- sharing our ideas with fellow cake addicts!

tarheelgirl Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 2:04am
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Somethin-Sweet: Just wanted to share my grooms cake with you! Thanks so much for sharing how you did yours!! icon_biggrin.gif It was sooo fun to make..


Somethin-Sweet Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 3:43am
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Cute-cute-cute!!! I am so glad it worked for you! It looks better than mine-LOL! I can never get the green to be the right color but it looks like you nailed it- Great job!

tarheelgirl Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:59pm
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It was so fun to make! I see another one in my future. icon_biggrin.gif My hands were John Deere green for a couple hours too.. icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif

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