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My John Deere Cake - A Hit!
Well, earlier in the week I asked if anyone had ideas for a birthday cake for an old time farmer who was turning 88 years old. I received a few responses but decided to go with my own idea. Because I only had a day's notice on getting the cake made I decided to go with the John Deere theme. As many of you know Walmart and other supply stores carry the simple tractor kit. I bought this and decided to give it a little more character. I wanted to add a barn in the field.
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Many of my projects are last minute and thrown together ideas, like this one. But so far a success! So what I came up with this time is a cookie barn. I made some sugar cookie dough with a recipe that I have found to work well with the royal icing. And cut it into the shapes I needed for the barn. Baked them and walah! I would have a barn that was going to take half of the cake! Yikes!
|Barn made from sugar cookies and royal icing|
Made up my icing using the Royal Icing recipe as it is written on Wilton's website. I left it thick so it would bond well and harden quickly. Worked like a charm! While I smoothed on the icing I made strokes with a case/butter knife so it would give an old wooden affect. I then put the farmer's company initials on the roof. I wanted to put See Rock City but oh well, maybe next time.
Here's my finished results, tell me what you think:
|John Deere Tractor Cake with Cookie Barn|
So go make a memory for someone today! Until next time happy baking.......
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