3D Car Cake Roof Question

Decorating By smittyditty Updated 23 Aug 2013 , 5:20am by smittyditty

smittyditty Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 7:46pm
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I want it to look more like a real car. All the tutorials I can find are solid cake. I want to put interior in the car. I've got it all down except the roof is baffling me. So my question is how to hold the roof up. I am not too sure how strong MC is. My other idea is Royal icing over tooth pics and then cover with Ganache to smooth and strengthen. Any help is appreciated. Its for my dads birthday and I'll be doing another for my Great Grandfathers.Only his is more boring a Station Wagon icon_sad.gif doesn't exactly set me ablaze with excitement.  The first one is a replica of my dads hotrod. Model A 1932 American graffiti car. Any help is appreciated.

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therealmrsriley Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 7:55pm
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Smittyditty, what do you think about allowing a gumpaste to harden to make the roof? That's the only thing I can think of. I am also doing a car cake in a couple days and I want it to look realistic also. What are you doing to make the wheels look realistic? Like making the wheels look like they have the car lifted?

whiteangel Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:07pm
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Smittyditty, what do you think about allowing a gumpaste to harden to make the roof? That's the only thing I can think of. I am also doing a car cake in a couple days and I want it to look realistic also. What are you doing to make the wheels look realistic? Like making the wheels look like they have the car lifted?


For lifting the car up just a little, put a piece of fondant or plastic wrapped foam under, just enough so the wheels are touching the surface. 

 

Gumpaste would be what I would use, plus 4 toothpicks on the corners that you could poke down into the body of the car. 

 

Glass windows, get clear or slightly tinted hard candy like Jolly Ranchers and allow them to melt in the over set on a low heat.  Use a mold to keep the shape of the piece of 'glass'.  Have done this for windows to a house and as 'flames' for a campfire.  Used a LED single light in the center of the 'fire' that sorta flickers...looked pretty real.

therealmrsriley Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:13pm
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Whiteangel, thanks for the tips on the "glass" look! I will be doing that this week!

smittyditty Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:30pm
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Sorry was out feeding chickens

I'm thinking the gumpaste wouldn't be thick enough to avoid the breakage???

Plus whatever I use I'll be covering with fondant.
 

smittyditty Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:32pm
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Maybe if I made all the pieces separately with gumpaste..same idea but made the roof a separate piece from the door frame slices then attached with royal icing at the end. IF I did it that way I could cover them with fondant separately too.  Thanks :)

therealmrsriley Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:45pm
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Maybe if I made all the pieces separately with gumpaste..same idea but made the roof a separate piece from the door frame slices then attached with royal icing at the end. IF I did it that way I could cover them with fondant separately too.  Thanks :)

That's what I was referring to. Make a separate piece from gumpaste. As long as you securely attach it, I think it can work.

smittyditty Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:53pm
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Ok cool thanks..my mind is slow it was just out in the 103degree weather..lol

whiteangel Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 12:39am
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Originally Posted by smittyditty 

Sorry was out feeding chickens

I'm thinking the gumpaste wouldn't be thick enough to avoid the breakage???

Plus whatever I use I'll be covering with fondant.
 


I use gumpaste 60% and fondant 40% when making strappy sandals and this holds up well.  Wouldn't need to cover in fondant then

smittyditty Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 11:43pm
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I have the gumpaste powder how many tsps should I add to say  1 cup of fondant to make it that proportion?
 

whiteangel Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 8:53pm
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I've only ever mixed the two then fresh.  I saw a video yesterday where the decorator just dipped her piece of fondant into the gum-tex and then kneaded it in well.  She didn't look like she was putting a lot on there.  She was making a toy car and it was rock hard after sitting overnight.  Try sample pieces and let dry to see how much you would need.  I am learning that what works for one person, fails for another.  Crazy humidity is the bane of cake decorating.
 

It cooled off here after heavy rain, but today is so humid when I was making my own gum paste, it took more ps than I think it should have.  It won't matter (I hope) as the gum paste will be used for flowers and not structure.

smittyditty Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 5:20am
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Well I didn't have time to try sample amounts so I just rolled a bunch in..lol hopefully it will not break and dry rock solid. If not I'm already thinking of ways to help stabilize if need be.
Thank you for your help!

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