Hey, everyone I need some advice on a cake. I am getting ready to make a sculpted car cake (The DeLorean Time Machine from "Back To The Future") and I was wondering which would be best to do: Should I cover the cake in fondant; cover the cake in modeling chocolate; or cover the cake with sides and pieces of modeling chocolate? I am trying to get the cake a geometric as possible, so I am leaning more towards the pieces. My only concern would be if the pieces started to slide off the buttercream. I appreciate any advice/tips that you could offer. Thanks
I think pieces would work, especially since it's a car. I wouldn't worry about the pieces sliding off unless the cake is going to be sitting in hot weather. Just put a good layer of buttercream on there and roll the modeling chocolate on the thinner side.
LOVE all the Back to the Future movies, by the way. What a cool cake-make sure you post pictures!
One way to achieve the geometric shapes is to cover the cake in modeling chocolate pieces to get the edges you need, then cover it in a thin layer of fondant to make it appear seamless.