My friends graduating from high school and gonig to an auto mechanics school. i would like to do a 3-d car cake, but i would like to avoid the wilton 3-d car cake pan if i can. Do you have any step-by-step, or ANY instructions at all for a car or truck cake?
If you have access to her books, Debbie Brown has instructions on how to make a vintage car and a Volkswagen beetle.
Here's a few I had saved in my favorites...
Thanks so much for the replies!
I may use the link for the 'Cakes By Natalia' for my direction, I found that one to be the most useful (without having to buy the book)
I did a volkswagon several years ago and after a ton of thought on how to go about it, I finally baked a single layer 10" cake and cut it across the diameter. I spread buttercream on each half and stood them together, cut side down, buttercream together. Then I very simply sculpted the windshield, hood and trunk. Oreo cookie wheels, fondant headlights and detail. The cake was a hit.
do you have any pictures of how it turned out?
I do have a photograph but no scanner. I'll see if I can get someone to scan it for me and then I'll post it for you.
here is how i made lightning mcqueen, I dont know if that would help at all.
I recently made a Toyota Supra. I started to use the Wilton 3-D pan and that didn't end up helping because it was too high and too short. The best tip I can give you is that I took a side view picture of the car and enlarged it on a copy machine to 13" long. then I used that as a pattern to sculpt the shape. The wheels are syrofoam covered in fondant but I wish I knew about the tip about covering Oreos, because that seems like a better route to go. Then I made all the side view mirrors, door handles, etc. out of fondant. I actually stood beside my car which is also a Toyota (Camry) and looked at it to get the proper shape. It was alot easier than I thought.