Easy Little Farmer Cake
By: Cristen www.foodandswine.com Makes 1 9x13 celebration cake
- one 9x13 cake baked and cooled
- Frosting one batch divided, recipe follows
- 1/2 box Nilla wafers crushed
- 1/2 box of Chocolate Cream Oreos crushed
- Yellow Sprinkles or real field corn/popcorn kernels for the hopper in combine and wagon
- 2 sticks of butter
- 3/4 bag of powdered sugar
- 3-4 TBSP milk plus more if needed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Bake and cool cake. With soap and water, wash toys being used on the cake. With 2/3 of the frosting, spread over cake evenly (if you want chocolate, add 3 TBSP of cocoa powder for a light chocolate frosting). Leave a space in center of cake that will host the # of the age of the recipient or for their name or a message. Around the perimeter of the cake, spread crushed Nilla wafers on one half. This is the area you will put the combine and tractor/wagon. Sweep fingers over the Nilla wafers so there are mock 'rows'. Place combine and tractor on crushed wafers. Lay out crushed Oreos on the opposite side of perimeter of cake. Place CAT or other Earth mover in that area, scoop a bunch of the crushed Oreos into the blade or bucket of the toy. With remaining 1/3 of frosting, tint all but 2 TBSP green. Pipe inner area decoratively and write message or # of the birthday. Sprinkle with yellow sprinkles. Dye remaining 2 TBSP of frosting yellow, place frosting in hopper of combine and in wagon of tractor. Cover with yellow sprinkles to resemble corn.
For chocolate frosting, add up to 1/4 C cocoa powder for a light chocolate frosting, perfect for this cake.
If you are a RED implement family (we have some of those too) and you bake this cake, send me a picture to add to this post! I'm an equal opportunity farm enthusiast! (My son... not so much. Green only.)