Here are a few nicely done barn cakes with farm animals for the country birthday cake recipient.
3D Barnyard Cake
|I was doing a lot of experimenting at this stage (not having had any classes at all in cake decorating) and ended up using royal icing on the whole cake. It created of course a hard layer over it, but was actually kind of good. chopped nuts for path, layered cake for barn, rice krispie treats for hay bales, and marshmallows covered with icing for sheep. 14 hours|
|Cake decorated by Carrie Shipton from Fond du Lac, WI|
Barnyard Birthday Cake
|I used a homemade basic yellow cake recipe as well as homemade butter cream icing. The barn was made using a house shaped cake pan. The roof of the barn was decorated with the flat side of the basket weave tip. The edge of the roof was made with the same tip using a zig-zag motion, so it created a smooth and ridged decorative trim. The door and the window of the barn were completed with a writing tip and the icing was smoothed flat. The remainder of the barn was completed with the ridged side of the basket weave tip. The white outlining for the window and door was piped in after the barn was completely iced. The base of the cake was completed with a crumb coat of icing and them the "dirt" road and the pigs "dirt" patch were created with crushed chocolate graham crackers. The "grass" was created using the grass/hair tip. The animals and tractor were not edible.|
|Cake decorated by Helen A from Middle Island, NY|
Jack on the Farm
|The base cake was a 1/2 sheet of vanilla. The barn was formed from Rice Krispy treats. To make the siding, I used browns and black to make a marbled fondant which I cut into strips and placed on the sides one at a time. The shingles were brown fondant cut into squares and overlapped. The horses (sticking their heads out of the barn windows), dog, boy, and ball were all fondant figures, and the hay bales were rice krispy treats covered with marbled fondant.
The scene was finished with "grass" piped along the edge of the barn and around the bales, and a simple shell border was piped along the edge.
|Cake decorated by H.J. from Springfield, KY|
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