Old Mac Donald would be proud to be the owner of this Little Red Barn Cake. Use our Stand-Up House Pan to create the little red barn. The sheet cake barnyard is well-stocked with an assortment animals and the silo is stacked to the rooftop with cookies!
For standing lamb: Push pretzel legs into marshmallow. Add tip 12 head, tip 14 reverse shell wool, tip 81 ears, tip 2 dot eyes.
For sign: Ice graham cracker rectangle. When dry, print tip 2 message.
For silo: Stack cookies (with icing in between) on a cake circle cut to fit until approximately 6 1/2 in. high. Ice sides smooth and mound icing on top to build up dimension.
For barn: Attach a cake board cut to fit to bottom of cake with icing. Ice 3 1/4 in. square door and 1-1/2 in. square window brown.
Cover sides of barn and silo with tip 45 smooth stripe "wood" slats. Pipe tip 46 smooth stripe window and door frame and band around silo. Attach graham cracker squares to door with icing. Cover with tip 46 vertical stripes.
Overpipe frames and diagonal slats. Upright cake and position silo on grass. Cover roofs with tip 48 rows of ribbed stripes (work bottom rows first). Pipe tip 2B eaves on barn.
Edge and pipe random clumps of tip 233 pull-out grass. Add tip 233 pull-out straw. Push sign into cake. Attach animals to barn, silo and grass areas with dots of icing.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
Chickens provide perfect practice for building up figure piped bodies and heads. You?ll then add a tapered tail and bead-motion wings, for a nicely-detailed bird. These playful chickens can be make ahead of time using Royal Icing as shown below, but they can also be done directly on your cake or cupcakes using Buttercream Icing, just omit the feet.
Rated 5 out of
peggy"s pops from
made this for my sons birthday. everyone was amaized. took awhile to decorate, but it was alot of fun and my son was very pleased! thank you WILTON.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 4 out of
Mary Kate from
I made this cake today for my daughter's farm animal themed baby shower which is tomorrow. Due to time constraints, I did not make the silo or the farm animals. I bought some cute whimsical farm animal cake toppers online instead. I also cut the barn doors out of thinly rolled white fondant a few days in advance, since trying to get a smooth coat of white frosting on graham crackers was nearly impossible. I also used the tip 2B for the barn siding. For some reason I found it easier to get the slats on straight using the wider tip. The decorating techniques are not too difficult for someone with a little experience, but the details are time consuming. My biggest difficulty was getting the barn to sit up on the sheet cake without falling over, even though I followed the directions and used dowels in the cake, and a cake board fitted to the bottom of the barn. I finally managed to get the barn to sit up, but noticed awhile ago that it is starting to list a bit to one side. I would love some advice on how to correct this problem in the future. It would also be helpful if Wilton would give recommended amounts of frosting for the different colors. I made what I thought was a generous amount of red frosting, but ended up a little short. I had to make some more, and of course the color did not come out the same. Overall, I was not unhappy with the results. It is a very cute cake, even if the barn is lopsided.
Date published: 2011-10-23
Rated 5 out of
This cake is so adorable. The best part is that there is no fondant involved!