Cars/lightning Mcqueen Smash Cake-How To Carve??

Decorating By princesscatt Updated 17 Jan 2010 , 12:29pm by princesscatt

princesscatt Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 1:54pm
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My dear friend has asked me to make a small lightning mcqueen smash cake for her son's 3rd birthday. I looked online but could not find too much on how to carve one...Any tips??

Thanks.

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jammjenks Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:00pm
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If you figure out how to carve a car cake that small, then you may just find yourself in the cake hall of fame! icon_lol.gif

http://sugaredblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-to-make-3d-car-cake.html

http://popocreation.blogspot.com/2008/07/mcqueen-cake.html

Here are two I found doing a google search.

amysue99 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:03pm
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Yeah, it won't be easy to do one so small. Maybe just a 2-dimensional one? That would be much easier and still get the same design concept.

bashini Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 2:59pm
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Hi, here is another great tutorial,

http://www.how2cakes.com/3dcar.html

HTH. icon_smile.gif

lorieleann Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:40pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bashini

Hi, here is another great tutorial,

http://www.how2cakes.com/3dcar.html

HTH. icon_smile.gif




boy I sure wish i found this tutorial last week!!! I did my first 3D cake of a race car and had a heck of a time with the wheels. Thanks!

cakesrock Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:09am
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If you want a 3D cake, then just use a Wilton car cake pan and carve. It's very simple... icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:16am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakesrock

If you want a 3D cake, then just use a Wilton car cake pan and carve. It's very simple... icon_smile.gif




Think that's kind of overkill for a smash cake. icon_lol.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:54am
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I recently did Lightening using the Wilton cruiser pan. You can see a photo in this post:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6666566-.html#6666566

HTH
Rae

Melnick Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:15am
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Here's how I did it:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-625498-lightning.html+mcqueen

Man! I really had no idea what I was doing with ganache when I tried that cake!!!

princesscatt Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 12:29pm
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Thanks, I baked a cake in an oval pan and started carving last night...looks like it's going to work out ok...Thank you for all your tips...I'll post a pic when he is done!

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