I'm very new to instructables so I made this before I knew all the ends and outs of how the site works (or hearing of the site). I am friends with our new art teacher and she loves it and encouraged me to check it out and use it for my classroom and to get ideas for cakes. Needless to say she has created a bit of a monster!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Butter cream frosting (bought or homemade...I prefer homemade)
Food Coloring (I use wilton)
Decorating bag and tips (you can also use a ziplock bag and cut the side off)
Toy John Deere combine, tractor and trailer (I bought these at our local John Deere Sore)
Step 2: Making Your 4
After making the cake I had other thoughts.
You could buy a pan the bakes your cake as the number 4.
You could use smaller cake pans to make blocks to create the number 4
You can use the sheet cake idea and double up the cake by putting butter cream between the layers. I'm sure there are other brilliant ideas out there as well that I failed to think of.
Step 3: Frosting and Decoration
Now, I don't suggest farming and having your cows around when you are combining, but this is a cake not reality. :)
I then piped in my corn rows. I kept them very small and in line with the combine for a loosely realistic feel. I put yellow frosting in the combine and in the trailer so you could see the fresh cut corn!