Santa in a Tractor Cake

Idea gallery #1732
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Santa in a Tractor Cake
Ingredients and Supplies
  • tractor pan
  • 2-layer cake mix
  • green rolled fondant
  • black rolled fondant
  • red rolled fondant
  • white rolled fondant
  • brown rolled fondant
  • flesh rolled fondant
  • white buttercream icing
  • royal icing
  • desicated coconut
  • piping gel
  • lemon oil or grain alcohol
  • paint brushes
  • silver luster dust
  • holly cutter
  • gumpaste tools
  • flexible polyblade
  • square black cake drum
  • pastry brush
  • pastry bag
  • round tip
  • hand-molded Santa
Bake cake according to pan and box directions. Allow to cool
Place cake on center of cake drum and crumb coat with buttercream icing. Lightly spray pan with cooking spray then dab excess spray with paper towel. Roll green fondant 1/4" thick and lay into the cake pan. Use pastry brush to push fondant into the details of the pan. Carefully turn pan over the cake and release fondant on top of cake. Use fingers to gently press fondant on to cake. Push black fondant into the tire and window cavities then gently pull out of pan. Use piping gel to adhere black fondant to green fondant. Use ball tool if needed to secure pieces. Mix white and black fondant together to make gray and push into tire centers and engine pieces of pan. Gently pull out of pan and adhere to cake using piping gel. Mix silver luster dust and lemon oil/grain alcohol and brush paint onto tire centers and engine pieces. Use polyblade to cut 1/2" strips of fondant to encase the window and engine block. Adhere to cake with piping gel. Roll small pieces of green fondant into balls and push into the center of tire in cake pan. Release from pan and adhere to tire with piping gel.
Fill pastry bag fitted with round tip with thinned white buttercream. Pipe icing on top of tractor and on the bottom of the cake to look llike snow. Pipe small lines on top of the wheel well and window sills. Sprinkle all buttercream with coconut. Place Santa in window of tractor using piping gel. Roll a small piece of green fondant thin and cut holly leaves. Roll small holly berries and attach leave and berries with piping gel.
Tractor Pantastic Plastic Cake Pan
Tractor Pantastic Plastic Cake...
49-9213
Unit: 1
Green Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Green Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-764
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Black Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Black Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-767
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Red Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Red Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-763
Unit: 2 lb. tub
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant...
77-760
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Fleshtone CK Food Color Gel/Paste
Fleshtone CK Food Color Gel/Pa...
40-1062
Unit: 1 oz. jar
Nu Silver Designer Luster Dust
Nu Silver Designer Luster Dust
43-1740
Unit: 2 gram jar
Piping Gel
Piping Gel
76-2011
Unit: 1 lb. tub
Lemon Oil
Lemon Oil
42-40201
Unit: 1 fl. oz. jar
Royal Icing Mix
Royal Icing Mix
77-101
Unit: 1 lb. bag
Desiccated Coconut
Desiccated Coconut
76-3010
Unit: 8 oz. bag
Jem Gumpaste Tools
Jem Gumpaste Tools
43-6210
Unit: 1 set / 6 pcs. total
Flexible PolyBlade
Flexible PolyBlade
NM-11052K
Unit: 1
14" Square Black Foil Cake Drum
14" Square Black Foil Cake Dru...
27-2354
Unit: 1