Racing Car Cake!! Ahhh!

Decorating By cantstopeatingcake Updated 27 Jun 2011 , 1:18am by Ursula40

cantstopeatingcake Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 7:56pm
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hi! im quite a novice... and im planning on making a racing car cake for my boyfriend. he is obsessed with formula 1, especially the 'mclaren' team.
im just wondering if anyone has done something like this before??
or does anyone have any tips??

. . .or is this cake a bit too adventerous for a novice!!!

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boonenati Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 12:22am
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Originally Posted by cantstopeatingcake

hi! im quite a novice... and im planning on making a racing car cake for my boyfriend. he is obsessed with formula 1, especially the 'mclaren' team.
im just wondering if anyone has done something like this before??
or does anyone have any tips??

. . .or is this cake a bit too adventerous for a novice!!!

Thanks icon_biggrin.gif




Here is a great tutorial
I think it looks straight forward enough. If you're not keen on the piping, you could use edible images.
Good luck!!!


rubycurls Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 9:17pm
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Hi there
To answer your question, I guess it depends if you plan to make a realistic or cartoonish f1 car. I have one in my pics that is quite detailed. I looked at a pic of the real thing and broke it up into basic shapes to copy. Carving it is easy as long as you go slow and take off less than you need to each time you cut. That way you won't make a huge mistake. Just decide how detailed you want it to be then take the main sponsorship logos and copy those first. I used a mix of piping, painting and cutouts to do mine. If you then have the time or inclination you can add finer details like the gumpaste spoiler. Give yourself lots of time and make it easy on yourself by buying premcoloured red fondant. I coloured White navy for this cake and ended up using almost a full tub of paste. If you want any help with specific details pm me and I'll try to point you in the right direction. Good luck Hun.

Ursula40 Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 1:18am
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I recently made a car for Adrian Sutil of the force india team. i saved some instructions from the net, pm me your email address and I'll send you what I have

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