For the birthday party of my son’s friend I made a car cake. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be! Here are my preparation steps…
First step is deciding the type of car you want to bake and then bake the cake. I used 22cm-30cm rectangular baking pan and covered the sides with wet cheesecloth, which helps the cake to be flat.
If you not cover it with wet cheesecloth then your cake will have a bump on it so you can basically cut it off as in the picture below.
For the recipe: chocolate cake I baked 3 layers.
I find my blueprints on the internet and print them. It helps to give the shape of the cake.
I covered the layers with chocolate frosting. you can also find the recipe here:chocolate frosting recipe
Then I cut the cake in the shape of printed blueprint of my car. Giving the cake a general car shape.
Then I started to carve. In this process I used the picture of the car on my computer.
After carving I covered the whole cake with frosting and let it cool for 1 hour in fridge. This way you can cover up some of the mistake you made along the way. and also give the care some more detail in shape.
In the meanwhile I prepared the wheels from Oreo cookies. Made some rims out of sugar paste.
I covered the sides with black sugar paste to act as the tire.
And then lightly flattend it. But! if you press to hard you will have a flat tire. pun intended 😉
I cut the windows from black sugar paste and put them on the cake. Then I rolled the red sugar paste.
I covered the cake with it. In this step I used a transparent wrapping paper which helps a lot to cover the cake.I basically rolled the sugar paste on it. This is to created the “paint” of the care. Also here gives the car some depth and also more detail.
I cut a card board in the size of my blueprint and hot glued little cardboard pieces on the bottom to make the actual car cake look more natural with a gap underneath, and not lie flat on the table.
Covered it with aluminium foil and hot glued it on a cake plate which was also covered with aluminium foil. Then I placed my cake on it and added the oreo wheels.
Then I did the details. I used a toothpick to make ridges on the doors and hood. White sugar paste for the headlights and painted them with edible silver dust.
To tell the truth this was my first sugar paste covered cake so I made mistakes at the back so I cut off the red sugar paste and added the black one. Lucky that it happened on the rear end, so I made a black bumper 😉
I add side view mirrors with tiny toothpicks and painted them and the rims with edible silver dust.
At last I covered it with a upside down plastic box for transportation. Couldn’t find an actually cake transportation box that big.
Enjoy! BRRRRrruuuummmm, beep, beeep!