Sculpting A Car Cake

Decorating By ldough08 Updated 12 Apr 2013 , 11:06pm by GayeG

ldough08 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:13pm
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I've been asked to do a groom's cake and they want a maroon corvette.  I have never made a sculpted cake.  The closest I've come is cut letters out of cake.  Any suggestions on construction(i.e. do I need to have it raised on the board to accommodate wheels, type of cake to use, etc.)  I'm thinking I would need a denser cake.  I did see a corvette cake pan on Etsy. 

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theresaf Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:32pm
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Search the tutorials here on CC for some ideas.  There are some really great car cakes here

I made a Mini Cooper a while back - I'm not a big carver either and this was an early one!


I used a pound cake made in a large loaf pan as the basis for the carving, a pound cake is a nice dense cake to use,  


I planned the size around the fact that i was using little RingDings covered in fondant for wheels.  Oh Hostess and Drakes,  I miss you so:( 


Good luck!


ldough08 Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 6:55pm
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Thanks!  Great job on your Mini Cooper! 

theresaf Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 9:48pm
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Thank you!icon_smile.gif

sweettreatsbysandra Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 10:48pm
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i have done a mini cooper cake. i started with a 10x10" chocolate mud cake. make sure before you sculpt, have  printed copy of the car that you want to do. print a pic of each side and top. cut to use as a template. good luck!

GayeG Posted 12 Apr 2013 , 11:06pm
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There are also alot of really good tutorials on youtube for auto's .. just do a search for car cake tutorials .. Good Luck!!

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