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Topic: John Deere Tractor Cake! **IMG HEAVY**  (Read 4228 times)
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« on: November 29, 2007 04:53:12 PM »

Ok, my camera is dying so the colors are awful but i just had to show you!  My plan worked!!  Bwaahaahaa!!



Here are some 'work in progress' shots





The small wheels are regular size cupcakes, the big ones were made in a large muffin tin.  The body is made from a mini loaf pan!

I cut the wheels to make a notch for the body to fit in but I knew that the body would be heavy so I added 2 dowels and a piece of plastic to hold it up







Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 05:24:53 PM »

Haha!  Fantastic!  Thanks for including the in-progress shots, because they made it even more amazing.  "How is that going to become that tractor?"  Lo and behold, it did!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007 05:46:24 PM »

That is a kick ass cake!  I was also wondering how the progression to tractordom happened but your pics worked it out for me.  Excellent work.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 06:51:33 PM »

TOO Kewl!!!

John Deere is sort of one of my family's symbols!

I love it!

love the stubby little atributes!!

makes it priceless!

Who is it for?

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 03:18:21 PM »

this rocks. I am making this for my best friend for her birthday.

only... how did you make the flat hood-engine part that goes on top of the country crock thing? 
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007 01:51:46 AM »

OMG, I just had a Wisconsin flashback!  lol  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007 08:00:13 PM »

Riverwatson - I used this really nifty mini loaf pan that I got at a yard sale:



The top was rounded, as cake usually does - and I left it that way instead of cutting it flat and it was just the right shape for the hood of the tractor!  I already had the tractor frosted when I realized I hadn't taken a picture of the loaf before I frosted it. Cheesy

It was the most solid part of the tractor, that's why I did the two dowels with the plastic "country crock" plastic thing.


**BlueWolf - - it was for the son of the owner of the company I work for.  The son has his own business called "one man and a tractor" (clever) and loves John Deere stuff.
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