Does Anyone Know - Tractor Help??

Decorating By Rhonda19 Updated 21 Jan 2010 , 3:33pm by Rhonda19

Rhonda19 Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:15pm
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I am trying to make a BD cake for a 3 year old child. His mother is a friend of my DIL's and as a favor I told her I would make the cake. Not realizing the mother wanted a tractor on the cake.

I have no Idea how to even begin to make a tractor. I have tried one yesterday, and it looks like a Hot Rod Car!! (LOL) Any help would be appreciated!!


4 replies
tastyart Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:28pm
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Do you have pictures of a tractor to use as reference? I usually can't make something like that without a picture to look at. There are also some awesome looking tractors in the gallery. How big are you making it?

lillidalla Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:32pm
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I'd suggest purchasing a food-safe John Deere kit if one is available in your area and creating a background of a plowed field. I made one as part of a 50th anniversary can see my photos for such. I would think it would be very labor intensive to create a tractor from gumpaste or fondant. Good luck!

leah_s Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:32pm
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For a three year old I'd make a farm field (maybe with rows of crops) and get a toy tractor to plop down on top. Seriously, free cakes are not gonna be that involved out of my kitchen. And the kiddo would get a toy trator.

Rhonda19 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:33pm
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Thank you everyone!! I appreciate the help, but I decided to go with a racing cake. I called the childs mother, and she told me she didn't care what I made... the only thing she asked was if I could use Bright Colors, and decorate the cake for a boy.

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