I'm still new and have decided to try and make a cake that looks like a Mercedes G Class. It's similar to a Land Rover in shape. I don't think I'll have trouble carving the cake (but who knows?), it's the constructing of the bottom of the cake that I'm a bit confused about. How do I construct the main portion of the cake to stand up from the ground and then get the tires to stay on, without smashing them with the cake? I hope this makes sense. I've seen some wonderful jeeps, trucks, etc, but can't figure out how to get the thing off the board and not have it look like it's stuck in the mud. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks all you CCer's!
There are two ways.
1- hot gluing 3 boards -place the cake and once your done carving the cake, crumb coat it.Cut the hot glued boards the shape of the vehicle and place the carved cake on to a half sheet or quarter sheet depending on the size and that should give you the 1/2 to inch off the ground you need
2- Using 4 or 6 rice crispies and cover them in black then place the carved cake on top with the single board cut as close to the carved cake as possible
Hope that helps!!
Thank you so much, Sweet2oothtreats! I will try one of those methods. I appreciate you taking the time to answer!
Doug, that's fantastic! That will help tremendously! I was wondering if there were hidden dowels/supports somewhere. Thanks so much!!!