Creating A Vw Beetle Cake

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chilz822 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 6:07am
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Can anyone pass on any advice on how to carve or create a cake similar to this? I have a customer who wants a cake to look like an 'old junk car' and she sent me a pic of a Beetle from Pink Cake Box (not the pic below), and I know it's way over my head, but the one I attached seems a little more basic. I have never done a carved cake, can a carving beginner do this?
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arwa Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 6:21am
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You could use the Wilton 3d car cake pan. I guess tht shld work...

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brincess_b Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 9:45am
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theres been a couple of posts with instructions for doing a lightning mcqueen, with pictures. its a resonably similar shape, a beetle is just mroe humped, so that might help.
id break it down into shapes, put rectangles on the bottom, squares on top, and round it off.
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Creative_chika Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 10:10am
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I'm glad you posted this, I've been thinking about making a VW cake because my fiance is obssessed with VW. Best of luck with your cake!

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Melnick Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 10:18am
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Here's a link to the Lightning McQueen tutorial http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6325282.html#6325282. You can just look at the structure part of it. I think you'll do great at carving that cake! I don't think it looks too difficult for a beginner. I assume you would just carve the body shape, use biscuits covered in fondant for the wheels and the wheel cover things just look like fondant to me? Just my guess.

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leah_s Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 10:54am
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I've done a VW Beetle by using the Wilton 3D car pan. Not difficult, and I do NOT carve cakes.

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Inga Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 10:56am
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Debbie Browns book Naughty cakes, a perfect Beetle! I can send it to you if you give me your mailadress.

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ckckhome Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:16am
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Awesome instructions--Thanks for sharing

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solascakes Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:28am
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Oh my thanks for sharing these.

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ncbert Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:36am
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I did a beetle bug. It's in my pics and I think I wrote some instructions.
It was one of my first carved cakes,so if I did it I'm sure you can!!!

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chilz822 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 2:43pm
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Wow, thank you all sooo much!

leahs, I'd love to see yours if you have a pic!
ncbert, you can believe yours was one of the ones I was eyeballing when I did my search, it's great!
Inga, thank you so much!
Melnick, I greatly appreciate pointing me (us) back to thet tutorial, I had completely forgotten about it!

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