I entered this in the state fair this weekend, the theme of the contest is Planes, trains, and automobiles. I did my research to make sure this is authentic and accurate. It is a 1934 Chevy 1/2 ton truck, hauling a load of corn. The truck has a detailed interior, with the ratcheting hand brake, gearshift with no boot, the big steering wheel, etc. The cab roof is molded from gumpaste and has poured hard candy windows clear enough to see shapes but not details in the front, back, and driverâs side. The passenger window was left rolled down so you could see the detail inside. The cake is in the engine compartment and the box of the truck as well as the bench seat inside it. The bags of corn in the back of the truck are little pats of chocolate covered in fondant. I would love to have some feedback, and find out HOW to get clearer sugar windows. I used a basic hard candy recipe and poured it into dried fondant window frames on parchment paper, the backs were foggy until I used a butane torch to heat and clear them up some, but still couldn't get them pure and clear. Is it Isomalt? Do I need to pour it on a silicone mat?
I don't know about the clear windows but your cake is AWESOME!!! Did you win ??
GREAT Job!!! Do you know if you won yet??
That is so awsome! I love the detail! Congrats, I'm sure you'll win!
What a wonderful job you did! I hope you get a top placement - that's SO much work putting something like this together.
I like the idea of the windows not being truly clear as you know how old glass gets kind of frosty and cloudy from the aging. Congrats on a job well done!
I would just use gelatin sheets next time. I tried to make diamonds with isolmalt and they always either had bubble or turned yellow. It seemed like the only part that didnt do that were the splatters on the silpat when I stuck it in the oven plain.