i have a skateboard cake coming up soon and I was wondering if any of you ladies and gents can help me figure out how to make the wheels and such for the skateboard??.. my heads just not working right now for some reason.. =( hehehe.. any ideas?? also, do i make a "skateboard" shape cakeboard? or do I just put it straight on the drum? hmmm... im trying to figure this out by I need a lil help? hehehe... thank youuu so muchhh in advance!! any advice or tips are very well appreciated!!!
I remember seeing a video on the skateboard on the show of cake decorators. I think there is a little blurb on Youtube. She cut the cakeboard to mimic the skateboard and then put the cake on top of that for the support and then started to cut the cake to the right dimensions and carved the ends at the an agle. She covered everything in BC. I think she made non edible wheels out of board and coverd them, put a dowl rod through them to connect and set the cake board on the dowls. I hope this makes sense. You probably can google and find the video.
Do you want your skate board upright? If it doesn't matter, here is an idea of the cakeboard upside down. The pictures for the skateboard's are usually on the bottom side anyway. There are also some great skateboard cake ideas on google images.
Now, if you really wanted to do it upright - this is how I would mine if I had to do one. I would make my cake and cake board the exact same size. To give it the appearence of being up off the ground, I would use a lift that would act as my wheel braket (sorry, don't know what that's called) and attach my wheels to each end of it. One would be for the front wheels and one would be for the back. With this being said, my board that the cake is sitting on would definately be several boards taped together to make sure it's strong enough to hold the cake, without bending in the middle. The wheels I would would just make them out of RKT and cover them in black fondant. HTH