Anyone With Experience Making A Car Cake?

Decorating By marushka Updated 23 Jun 2009 , 3:45pm by Bellatheball

marushka Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:38pm
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How do you get it lifted so tires can be installed and the bottom of the car isn't touching the cakeboard. I'd be making a black cake so I didn't wan tto just put more black under it and any other color would seem weird.
If I have to I would but do people usually make some sort of support from a panel and short supports?

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Ruth0209 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:48pm
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I used a piece of styrofoam the same size as the bottom of the cake. I covered it in the same silver foil as I used for the cake board. That way it's really neutral to the eye. It just seems like part of the board. My one and only car cake is my avatar.

Andy383240 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:55pm
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There are some good tutorials on car and truck cakes out there. Search YOU TUBE or just GOOGLE for car cakes. I've seen them, but I'm not sure where. However, I do remember one that has you make a cake board base shaped like the under side of the car with areas cut out for tires and a pedestal to raise it up for the tires to fit. Good Luck.

bashini Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 10:02pm
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Hi, here is a thread that I saw recently.

Hope it helps! icon_smile.gif

marushka Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 11:09pm
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Thanks for the tip I'll check them out!

Andy383240 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 12:35am
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Oh yes, I forgot. There's Mike McCarey's DVD on car cakes with step by step instruction. I am, alas, to poor to buy it, but I read that it's excellent.

txnonnie Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 3:19pm
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Wow the thread has some good tips.

Bellatheball Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 3:45pm
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I'm glad it helped. That made me happy. icon_biggrin.gif Mike's DVD is totally worth the $40 if you can swing it.

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