Checkered Pattern On Cars Cake?

Decorating By Countrycake Updated 8 Jun 2009 , 5:04pm by Countrycake

Countrycake Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:37pm
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I have looked at tons of pictures, but haven't been able to find any directions on how to make a black and white checkered pattern on a cars racing cake. I would like it to cover a whole cake. I'll probably use fondant.
And how do you get fondant black?
Any help appreciated, thanks.

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honeyscakes Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:45pm
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do you have a particular picture of the cake or perhaps a sketch?
to make the fondant black, you can purchase the chocolate fondant and color it black.that will be easier than starting with white fondant.
if you are using small pieces of fondant, you can tint them gray or beige and then mix some black gel color with lemon extract or Vodk(just a few drops) and paint over the fondant.I did this with the Electric Guitar I made last week. it looks shiny and deep black.
Good Luck,post pictures when you are done icon_biggrin.gif

Iva1976 Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:47pm
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I made this cake:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1300966

I used a small quare cutter and basically cut out black squares. I then placed them on the cake one by one icon_eek.gif

It took me over 3 hours for an 8 inch cake. I have a bit of OCD so every squre had to be straight!! icon_lol.gif

Hope this helps.....

Iva1976 Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:50pm
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Sorry, I almost forgot...I purchase my black fondant.

I prefer to purchase black and red fondant, too much work to color....

Countrycake Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 5:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Iva1976

Sorry, I almost forgot...I purchase my black fondant.

I prefer to purchase black and red fondant, too much work to color....




Wow! what a cake. It's so perfect. Thanks for the ideas, that really helps alot!

Countrycake Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 5:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by honeyscakes

do you have a particular picture of the cake or perhaps a sketch?
to make the fondant black, you can purchase the chocolate fondant and color it black.that will be easier than starting with white fondant.
if you are using small pieces of fondant, you can tint them gray or beige and then mix some black gel color with lemon extract or Vodk(just a few drops) and paint over the fondant.I did this with the Electric Guitar I made last week. it looks shiny and deep black.
Good Luck,post pictures when you are done icon_biggrin.gif




Thanks so much, how I have a couple ideas I can play around with.

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