Hi all, new to this site, I have picked up many tips in the past week regarding my next project so thank you in advance. I am not a professional cake baker so I would appreciate any tips to create this Hot wheels cake for my sons 5th birthday, my main concern is creating the track and loop from fondant, I heard using tylose can help harden it? How far in advance should I make this? Have read about putting rods in so cake doesn't collapse(I'm guessing these rods should sit on top of each other?) and about pressing air out of cake before covering in fondant and tips for the cake board not sticking to the icing, A lot of questions so any tips appreciated! Here's the cake :)
I am in a bit of a hurry but didn't want to read and run. To make modelling fondant from normal fondant I add cmc powder at a ratio of 1-1.5 tsp to 500g of fondant. I usually knead it in an use it straight away but I imagine it will keep in an air tight container.
to do the loop I would cut the strip and wrap it around something round that is the size you want and leave it to dry on its side. Only putting it upright when it is dry if that makes sense.
i think the rods you are referring to are to keep a tiered cake from collapsing. would not be nice for your son to watch his cake fall! but you can go on youtube and watch some videos on how to stack a tiered cake :)
Thank you have not heard of cmc is that like tylo powder?