Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2nd Birthday: Yellow Tractor Cake

This past weekend was my nephew Maseo's 2nd birthday.  Last year I made him a fun Heffalump Cake and this year it was a tractor cake.  He actually calls dump trucks, excavator and any yellow truck a tractor.
Everything is completely edible on the cake.  It was lemon butter cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.
He loved the cake and really wanted to play with the tractor.  I think it was confusing for him whether it was a toy or a cake.  We let him remove the sugarpaste wheels before we cut it up...  he then pointed at it and said "Broken".

15 comments:

giovanna said...

such a great job! it looks great!
I especially love the wheels! I am not good at all with wheels. I should improve my technique. I have a BMW this saturday for my friend's 3 year old son. I am going to try and make them better.

kudoskookies said...

This cake is adorable! I love the rocks too. So creative!!!

Anonymous said...

trator trator!
tank u auntie way-ta-ta.

i ove u.
maseo

The Cakerator said...

Super cute! Love it!

Deeva said...

Very cute! The rocks really make it.

Sarah-Lyn said...

That is awesome!
I love the detail you added on the base, with the tire makes, brilliant!

SL

Mar said...

Great job! You are artist
A kiss from Spain

Brandy L said...

WOW! Great job on this cake. I'm sure the B-Day boy was very excited to see this amazing work of art!

Erin said...

Great job! I love it when there is a story behind a cake. You really do make excellent wheels.

SweetThingsTO said...

Hi Everyone - Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments.

giovanna - I usually make my wheels 1 week in advance so they harden up and I can make marks with them in the fondant on the cake board if I want.

faithy, the baker said...

So cool & so very cute! Love how you did the wheel/tyre marks on the board too! And your Heffalump Cake was totally awesome!

Natalie... said...

ah wow this is such a good cake!! you have such a talent :D

blanket chests said...

This is so beautiful! It does not look like a cake, it was more of a toy. I better stare at it than eat it!

Jenniffer said...

OMG! He said it was "broken". That is SO sweet! The cake turned out SO good. Keep up the excellent work!

lyndsay said...

yay!! lucky nephew!! so cute, juanita! :)