Crop Crusader Cake
Delight future and present-day farmers with a Tractor Pan cake decorated with field-fresh icing colors.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Crop Crusader Cake is rated out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jhomer77 from This was my first star tip cake I did. I have primarily worked with fondant when decorating cakes. I chose John Deere colors. It turned out really well. I was pleasantly surprised how well the outline showed up once I released the cake from the pan (I highly recommend using Wilton's Cake Release, LOVE that stuff). The most difficult part I found was making the seat smooth. Great pan, especially if you have a tractor/farm lover.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by MyrtleAmelia from I made this for a birthday for someone who was retired from farming. I made it in red and everyone loved it and commented on how good it looked. It was a liitle tricky getting the smooth parts of the engine smooth, but the effect is worth the extra effort. Fun cake to do. I did have a little issue with it not coming out of the pan perfectly, so be sure you are careful in your pan prep.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by toodles from I made this for my son's 2nd birthday with a John Deere theme. He loved it, and all of my guests were impressed that I decorated the cake. I love to make chocolates with molds, and have recently been trying cake decorating. What fun, and really not too hard. It took a while for me to complete, but that is just because I am learning all the techniques. Great mold for beginners!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by JKJENoyes from This is one of the quickest cakes I have decorated! Instead of using the star tip technique, however, I would put the icing on and then smooth it out with a Viva papertowel. To add more servings, I have attached a cart on the back with two wheels and then bales of hay or corn kernals stacked on top of the cart to form a pyramid. Super cute and super easy!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monique Beuree from I made this for my son's second birthday. I decorated the cake, and then used "Little People" animals around it, and an icing pond for the duck, and an icing mud pile for the pig to sit in. I put a chicken in an nest and added jelly beans as eggs. On the tractor, I put the "little people" farmer to ride the tractor. It was absolutely adorable.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by SassySarah from This cake was super easy to decorate. And it was such a cute design as well. The only thing I didn't like was the black zig zags over the spirals seemed to be too much icing. And I used the tubes or ready-made icing since making black can be a pain. It looked good but no one would want to eat that much black icing.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guadajennifer from This cake was eash to make. I love all Wilton's different cake pans. I made the tractor to look like a John Deer and added different size cupcakes around the bottom and covered them to look like grass. I also added a nice bright yellow sun on the cake board. I like to add things to give the cake some scenery.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by missy123 from I made this cake 2 years in a row for my sons birthday. The first year I made it green and yellow like John Deer and then the second year I made it yellow and black. He absolutely loved it. It was pretty easy to do.
Date published: 2010-12-03