Farm Yard Birthday Cake

This Farm Yard Birthday Cake is fun for any age. It is so easy to make and looks so cute. It will definitely be a hit at your next party.

So Every Year I try and make a creative cake my my girls. For Ensley’s first birthday I decided to make a Farm Yard Cake.
This was the most fun I have had making a cake. It was simple and didn’t take a lot of time. And the most important part is that Ensley LOVED it.
My girls got in on the fun, and it was definitely the hit of the party. it was so fun to make and create fun memories with my girls.
If you are in need of a birthday cake idea, I highly recommend this cute Farm Yard Birthday Cake.

could i make this cake using a DIFFERENT cake mix?

I am all about chocolate, however, you could easily switch out the chocolate cake mix for a vanilla or white.

If you use a white or vanilla cake mix, it will be very similar to our Strawberries and Cream Cake recipe.

We highly recommend giving either flavor a try because chocolate and white cake, are both delicious with this recipe.

make it your own:

The thing I love about this cake, is that you can easily make it your own. It’s so easy to do, and it takes absolutely amazing.

If you don’t like any of the candies listed in the ingredients list, you could easily replace them. A few candies that are easy to replace others you might not like, include:

  • Wafer Cookies
  • M & M’s
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Red Hots
  • Sprinkles

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Farm Yard Birthday Cake
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  • 2 (9-inch) round cakes,
  • 1 (16-ounce) pound cake, and 3 cupcakes
  • Frosting (1-3/4 cups green, 3-1/2 cups white)
  • Blue decorators' gel
  • 2 bamboo skewers
  • Cherry pull-and-peel licorice (we used Twizzlers brand)
  • Cereal squares (we used Life)
  • Thin pretzel sticks
  • 9 cupcakes (any flavor you prefer)
  • Frosting (1/2 cup pink, 1-1/4 cups white)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Large marshmallows
  • Pink sparkling sugar
  • Cherry pull-and-peel licorice
  • Strawberry Starburst candies
  • Strawberry Mentos
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut, tinted yellow
  • Orange and lemon sugared jelly candies


  1. Barnyard: To make the base, trim the round cake tops flat and assemble them facedown, as shown. Frost them green, leaving a small bare spot for the pond. Frost the spot white, then pipe on strips of blue decorators' gel. Using the back of a spoon, gently spread the gel over the white frosting to cover it.
  2. For the barn, cut a 7-inch section from the pound cake and trim the roof, as shown. For the silo, remove the tops of 2 cupcakes. Stack them and add a third cupcake on top, frosting between the layers. Insert 2 skewers and trim the excess.
  3. Set aside 1/2 cup of white frosting in a ziplock bag. Generously frost the barn and silo. Separate the licorice into 3-strand sections, then gently press them in place. Use scissors to trim any excess, then wipe off excess frosting with a damp paper towel. Add cereal shingles. Snip off a corner of the ziplock bag and pipe on windows and doors. Press on pretzel Xs. Firmly but carefully place the barn and silo on the barnyard base.
  4. Make the five fence sections. Lay 10 pretzel sticks vertically on a wax paper?covered work surface. Working in 10-second bursts, microwave 1/3 cup of chocolate chips in a ziplock bag until the chocolate is soft. Snip a corner of the bag, pipe on chocolate "glue," and lay on the crosspieces. Refrigerate the sections until the chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes, then press them into the cake base.
  5. Animals: Frost the pig cupcakes pink, the remaining cupcakes white. For all three types of animals, press on chocolate chip eyes. To make noses for the pigs and cows, cut marshmallows in half and dip the cut ends in pink sugar. Press them on, sugar side up.
  6. Chick: Sprinkle on yellow coconut. Cut a triangle beak from orange jelly candy and press it on, then add lemon jelly candy wings.
  7. Cow: Working in 10-second bursts, microwave the remaining chocolate chips in a ziplock bag until the chocolate is soft. Snip a corner of the bag and pipe on nostrils and spots. Add Mentos ears.
  8. Pig: Add licorice nostrils. For ears, cut the Star-burst crosswise and press on the pieces.
  9. I got the directions from Then I typed in the word Farm Cake and this cake popped up. Some things they don't tell you......
  10. You can make the cake and frost the green part the day before. Do Not put the licorice on the day before because it makes the licorice slimy and can almost tip over the barn.
  11. Second... Add the pig ears the day of too. The starbursts also get slimy.
  12. Thirdly.... make your fence with the hot frosting on a plate that is sturdy. After you arrange it to how you like it...then.... stick it in the freezer so the chocolate hardens keeping your fence in place. - I did little sections of the fence then put them next to each other on the cake.

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