My son loves tractors. I found a cake pan shaped as a tractor and thought that would be perfect for his birthday cake. Making the cake was easy. Though it was my first time icing a cake from a design. It was pretty messy but I think it came out looking okay.
I used white icing with icing coloring to get the desired John Deere look. It was fun to make and well worth it when I saw the ezpression on his face when I brought the cake out. He loved it.