Monday, 18 February 2013

Tractor Cakes

After months of talking about having a Barbie birthday party, three weeks before the big day, Miss M decided she wanted a Pixar Cars party instead. . . 'Where Mater & Lightning tip over the tractors. . . yeah!'

So all these wonderful ideas I had for Barbie theme were out the window, so, back to Google & Pinterest for some inspiration. You can see the what I gathered on my Cars Party board.

I didn't see any tipped tractor cakes so I had to get a little creative.

I used an old family favourite recipe for some chocolate sponge patty cakes (I think muffin size would have worked better, lesson learned)

Slice a section off the sides so the Oreos would stick.

Ice the top

Add a Milky Way with an Arnotts TeeVee Snack Malt Stick pressed into it

Ice some Oreos for the rear wheels & mini Oreos for the front wheels.

Last but not least add some Wilton candy eyes. (I was so excited to find them at Highland Homewares in my new town - not sure if it's a good thing for my bank balance that I discovered this store. . . )

This is the first time I've ever used these eyes & I think they're going to be added to my pantry as a staple.

 Another angle of the cake

Even after taking this photo, it wasn't until we were at the park that I realised I'd left the front wheels off the tractors except my first trial one :-(

You can see the middle tractor on the left I tried turning upside down, but I think they looked better with the wide end at the top

I had a few cakes left over so I thought I'd have a go at making some Maters. . .

I took the off cutes from the tractor sides, and iced it for the eyes, also Wilton candy eyes

Add some mini Oreos for wheels & engine

Add some mini marshmallows for the teeth

Nowhere near as pretty as most of the cakes out there, but I was quite happy with the result for something done on the fly.


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.


  1. Too cute!
    My son wants a tractor birthday -- but he LOVES the Cars movie and we are playing a tractor tipping game. What is it with kids and that scene of the movie?

    1. I know! Isn't it amazing how out of the entire movie *every* child loves seeing a tractor fall over :-D

  2. Just wanted you to know I did something similar for my little guy's birthday, and he loved them! I posted about it today and linked back to your site!


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