This has to be my absolute favorite cake to date! I was actually a bit teary to see it go. I love everything about it. I love the aged copper, the red leather seat and straps, the swirls and rounded edges mixed with the cold, metal pipes. I modeled it after a vintage track-type tractor…loosely, you can see. My goal was to create a plausible yet fantastic version of this very old machine.
This cake was actually quite heavy, so we build an arm that held the engine of the tractor. The swirly smoke was the most delicate element and I’m glad that it turned out. It adds just a bit more whimsy to the whole piece.
Little details are what make my cakes so fun to create. I love these tiny, silver keys.
The aviator’s helmet and scarf were the starting point for this project. I knew I wanted to incorporate a human element of some kind, without actually having a man on the tractor. I love the blue glass of the goggles…kind of sci-fi.