My First 3D Car Cake And No Idea Where To Start

Decorating By Buttercream_warrior Updated 9 Mar 2011 , 4:57am by mommynana

Buttercream_warrior Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 7:58pm
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i got asked to do a 1969 plymouth car cake..i have no idea where to start or how to go about it..but im sooo up to the challenge..ive always wanted to do a 3d car cake just never had the opportunity..so please any help would be awesome..should i freeze the cake?? should i use rice crispies as the tires??? any help would be soooo appreciated! thanks!!

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sheshe09 Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:07pm
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I am currently working on my first 3d car so I can't help much but, I'm using both cake and rice treats. I'll keep you up dated and send you a picture try not to laugh to hard icon_smile.gif

Buttercream_warrior Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:16pm
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i wont laugh ..i promise!! lol..im thinking of doing a tester just to see if i can do it..im worried cus they want it really detailed with a scoop hood..i have no idea what that is but ill ask my husband later,lol..im thinking to freeze it to carve it..good luck with your cake..cant wait to see it

sheshe09 Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:20pm
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I did a pratice and I need to do another one. But, I see where I went wrong but pratice makes perfect. ( i hope) About to make some rice treats now so I guess I'll start carving tonight but the details is important. Pull the picture up on the net that helps alot.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:33pm
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When is it due? If its a while from now I would strongly recommend Mike McCarey's car cake dvd. It is super helpful with the details. I just made my first car cake (actually it was a pick up truck) a couple months ago. I didn't have the dvd at the time but I had some step by step instructions from some very helpful people here on cc. And it turned out quite well. I have since purchased Mike's dvd and it is super helpful.
Here is a link to the truck cake:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1739702

Here is a link to the discussion that I had with other members:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-686463.html

The cake should definitely be chilled. Its easier to carve that way. You need templates of your model printed from the computer. I have found that I like making the wheels out of modeling chocolate. I didn't use any rice crispies. You can pm me if you have any questions.

metria Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:42pm
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i 2nd the suggestion for Mike's dvd. I just finished watching it last weekend and boy was it informative!

http://www.cakenology.com/

Buttercream_warrior Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:44pm
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wow..all those sites got me sooo excited..thanks everyone!! i cant wait to get started!!

Buttercream_warrior Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:47pm
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one more question..how much should i charge for it..it looks like a lot of work..im guessing she wants it for up to 50 ppl

mommynana Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 4:57am
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Does anyone have something like this for motoorcycles ??

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