I made a tractor cake for my husband. He drives a John Deere, so I wanted to surprise him with a John Deere Tractor Cake. I wanted to do something out of the ordinary, but I don’t know how to decorate cakes. I baked a regular cake and used store bought icing and iced the cake like normal. With a knife I make the lines in the field. To give the ground some texture I ground up 1 Graham Cracker (using a cheese grater). I sprinkled this on the icing and to make it stay in place I pushed it down with plastic wrap. I then did the same with green sprinkles for the grass. I made the fence using tooth picks and glue. For the tractor and the 2 horses I just used (after cleaning) toys. He was very surprised at the creative Tractor Birthday Cake!