A couple of years ago, my mom bought this cake pan. (And if you are here as a lover of all that is John Deere...you must visit this website. They have sunglasses, clothes, hats, home decor, toys, even a John Deere stroller. No, it's not as tacky as it sounds. It's quite cute, actually.)The first cake my mom made was this one. She baked a tractor cake and placed it on a regular sheet cake. Cute, no?
The next tractor cake was for the Boy's 4th birthday. This time my mom used fondant (very fancy) and constructed a hay wagon full of round bales. The wagon was actually a piece of wood. The bales were coconut covered marshmallows. The wheels were mini chocolate doughnuts. She even made chocolate animals out of molds. However, now Rungreen sells chocolate tractors and animals! Shhhh...don't tell Tractor Boy!