Well, I had a bit of a challenge last week! I had an order for my first sculpted car cake! I had no idea how to do one so I found some tutorials (See last week's post). This is how it turned out. Next time I will make myself a checklist of details I want to add to make sure I don't forget anything!
This will be a quick tutorial since I I don't have much time. I baked 2 9x13 cakes and a square I think 7 in cake. Next time I will just do one 9x13 since my filling smooshed out through my fondant while I was decorating and I burned one of the 9x13s since it was so small. I made two cake recipes. I blew up a picture of the car to help me guide my shape while cutting.
I trimmed just a little at a time and rounded the edges. Did you notice my new vintage apron I'm wearing? I got it at a thrift shop for a $1! I always wear a bandanna over my hair to keep hair out of my food, also since it is so long I will also braid it or put it in a bun since hair can fall out of pony tails! Do you like my huge knife? It was a gift from my DH years ago!
I had a lot of scraps left over after carving. I lightly frosted my cake and took extra frosting with me since my friends don't like the fondant it was peeled off before eating and then more frosting applied.
I rolled out my fondant and put it on the car. I smoothed it down with a fondant smoother. For the windows I marbled some gray and black fondant. I put a black strip on the back of the car since that is the way the pictures looked. I also indented the lines for the trunk, hood, lights (they were closed), and doors.
I outlined the wheel area and pushed it in with my fingers and put round, black tires there. Next time I will put spokes on the wheel. On the front I put brake lights and a place for his license plate. I made a bumper and tail lights for the back. I forgot to make the door handles! uggh! Next time I will outline all the windows with black fondant too. I made another cake for serving also. Since I had carved so much off the cake I ended up having to bake an extra cake at 11:00. I was up until after 1 am decorating this cake and then had church the next morning. I also made rear view mirrors that I stuck in with toothpicks.
The reason I was doing the cake so late that night is because my husband and I went to the Stockyards in Ft Worth to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We had a lot of fun!
We paid a guy $5 to let me sit on the longhorn so that Chris could take pictures!