3D Mini Cooper!

Decorating By Vedal Updated 5 Oct 2010 , 11:23am by shannycakers

Vedal Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 2:49pm
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Hi all, I'm new here, so pardon me.

I have recently been asked to do a 3d mini cooper cake, for approx 30 people.

My main questions would be, what would one start off with to accumulate the least amount of waste, and how much would you charge?

Any other tips would be great.


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JanH Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 11:47pm
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Could you adapt the Wilton 3D cruiser atop a single layer 13x9x2 cake:
(Which should yield about 37 wedding servings.)



jenscreativity Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:11am
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Watch UTUBE to see those cakes done and you will get a better feel. As for portion size, usually no more than 20 ppl or so and if more ppl there, then do a side cake and use that as more of your show-n-tell cake.

Anything 3D, I would charge from $3 to $4 per slice. 3D is NOT easy and depends on where you live too. I live in California and people surprisingly don't like to pay much at all here..Recession probably..Idk..

Hope this helps

imagenthatnj Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:17am
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This person said that she started with a 10 x 10 square and had to carve. But you might have to ask her how many servings she got out of this, just to get an idea.


I am assuming the order is for a 3d mini cooper cake and that you can't put it on top of anything, in which case you have to carve it.

As for price, I think it depends on where you're located, the amount of hours you put in to it and what a competitive price would be around you.

cakestars Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:28am
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To get more servings, I would do a sheet cake with the Wilton car pan sitting on top...maybe do a street scene. Good luck icon_smile.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 21 Sep 2010 , 12:28am
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Oh, here's a tutorial for a 3D car. You might be able to adapt it.


She's here at Cake Central. Her name is boonenati. Maybe you can PM her and ask her how many servings she got from that.


Vedal Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 11:12pm
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Thanks all!

These are great suggestions, and I didn't really even think about having it on a slab, but either way I'm pretty confident

shannycakers Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:23am
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Hi! I have done this cake twice, once into a race car and once into a taxi, it is VERY time consuming. You can see my pictures under my website at www.frostedfantasies.weebly.com in the stacked cakes section.

I put both on top of a sheet cake to feed more. I charge 60- 80 dollars depending on what they need on it, however mine is all fondant. I did not find a great tutorial it kinda trial and error. Biggest issue is making sure you fill the pan enough, 75 percent full and bake it long enough, it takes forever it seems.

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