I'm making a Cars cake this week and don't know the best way to make the road. I'm "cheating" and starting with an undecorated Costco cake. I want to do a road running across the cake then place a Lightening McQueen on it. I've thought about using Oreo crumbs or chocolate buttercream tinted black or Wilton Black Color Spray topped with black sparkling sugar.
If I get brave enough (and find the time), I'll try making chocolate mmf, tinted black, to make a checkerboard on the sides. This is my first time with such an endeavor so any help I can get will be greatly appreciated.
I would use black buttercream for the road. Don't forget the yellow centerline.
I am awful with getting buttercream to do what I tell it. I would do the fondant and make the road and the checkerboard out of fondant. Probably more work, but I would like the nice smooth/clean look I would get.
I made two cakes with roads (in my pics ... both are predominantly green so they're easy to spot!) and used BC. I used the smooth side of the large basketweave tip to draw stripes on the cake, then used a hot spatula to melt it all together. On one of the cakes, you can kinda still see the "stripes" where I didn't melt it very smooth.
You can also just buy some Wilton Black fondant for quick, simple and easy ... for decorating, not for eating!
indydebi - Did you tint white buttercream black or did you use chocolate buttercream? Did you put the cars directly on the frosting or did you have to support them in some way? Thank you!
I always use black RF for roads.
I have a few different methods.
My cake supply shop sells small tubs of black icing (yeah!!).
When I don't have any of that, I'll mix some of my own black icing (not my favorite method).
I've also used canned choc FUDGE icing (not milk chocolate) and added black coloring to it.