I have this sweet little two year old that loves the farm. He loves the tractors, cows, gator and the lawn mower….it’s pretty much all he talks about. He even attempts to tell his own little joke about cow poop. Not really one of my prouder moments as a mom….my toddler talking about cow poop, but he usually gets a good chuckle from those he tells, so the joke continues to live on.
When each of my kiddos has a birthday, I try to get them involved in their special day. The first thing we do is choose their “theme” then we pick out invitations, cake, decorations and so on for their party. (I must add this disclaimer: after they choose their theme I then give them options of invitations, cakes etc…we don’t need anything elaborate, but I just love to see their excitement and anticipation).
It was no surprise when I asked my nearly two year old what kind of birthday party he wanted and he shouted “TRACTOR”! No surprise because, well as a two year old his language is minimal, so I knew I was going to end up with a tractor party, cow party or maybe a lawn mower. It only seemed fitting to roll with the tractor theme as that was one of his first words. His first words went in this order: Daddy, Cow, Tractor, Uh Oh and then…Mommy. I have tried to convince myself that I rank above the farm in his eyes, I mean, why would he need to say my name, I am always with him. 😉
Spring is a busy time of year on the farm, so I wanted to do an easy cake to lighten my load. Not only that, but we decided to meet at the park to celebrate, so the less items traveling to the park the better. We settled on this John Deere “Pull apart Cupcake” Cake. Easy to make, no knives or serving utensils needed and fun for the kids! Perfect!
Now, when I say easy to make, you can trust that it was EASY! I just picked up two boxes of cupcake mix at the grocery store, made them according to the box instructions (I used white and chocolate for a variety, I also made a few small cupcakes in a miniature tin for the exhaust and front tire rim), then I arranged the cupcakes on the tray I was going to serve them on to resemble a tractor and frosted them. Simple, right? I used this Decorators Frosting from our blog for the colored frosting and then cheated for the wheels and exhaust pipe and bought a can of chocolate frosting. 🙂
The birthday boy loved his tractor cake and the party was a success. The kids had a great time running around and playing at the park and took a break just long enough to gobble the cupcakes right down.