Vw Beetle Cake Is Done!

Decorating By mamacc Updated 12 Nov 2006 , 6:16pm by mamacc

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mamacc Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 1:56pm
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Thanks for your help everyone. You gave me some good ideas! I had a lot more succes with this car than my last one. It still took FOREVER to make. I decorate at night b/c of my three kids, so I spent one night making gumpaste parts, one night getting the cake on the board and carved, and then I was up till 4 a.m. decorating the cake the next night! Oh, and I wasn't even done at 4 a.m.....I still had things to finish the next morning.

I ended up just stacking up the cakes and carving till I got the right shape. I covered the whole thing in fondant....added the candy clay tires. The mirrors, bumpers, and hubcaps are all gumpaste and fondant. I used my clay extruder for the trim. (LOVE the extruder!) The "grass" is just royal icing with some BC tip#233 grass. The grass was an afterthout the next morning. I just felt like the board needed something on it.

I hope I don't have to do another car cake for a while. They are too much work!!! LOL

Courtney
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sweetbaker Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:00pm
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Fantastic job done! It looks great!!

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ntertayneme Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:00pm
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OMG what at awesome job!! Looks like a real VW car!! You did a wonderful job on it!!!!

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cncgirl00 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:01pm
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That's awesome! Very realistic.

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CupCake13 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:02pm
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Awesome! I've always wanted a "bug". LOL

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jjs1227 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:02pm
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That cake is GREAT!!!!! your details are so precise, no wonder it took forever icon_lol.gif Great Job!

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mgdqueen Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:03pm
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FABULOUS cake! It looks so real, it should have a little guy in it to start it up and drive right off your board! Excellent job!

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RisqueBusiness Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:05pm
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What an amazing eye! You did a wonderful job!

I would've had to buy a VW bug model and using the parts as a pattern!

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vickymacd Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:06pm
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I am soooo impressed with this car and everyone who does all this carving stuff! I'm sure you put a lot more work into this than you're saying since you had to have the idea in your head first! Then to get it to turn out so well is amazing! Wonderful job!

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atkin600 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:08pm
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I just looked at your cakes and your sculpting skills are phenomenal. Fantastic job!

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debbie2881 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:11pm
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wow, you did a great job. looks so real!!

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formerbuckeye Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:17pm
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Absolutely incredible. icon_eek.gif I also looked at your posts and you do beautiful work. I especially love the babies with their blankies. icon_smile.gif thumbs_up.gif

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subaru Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:19pm
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is soooooo amazing! You really did a great job!

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CakesUnleashed Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:20pm
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Unbelievable! All the details are amazing! I am so impressed with your work on this fabulous cake! Now I have to go and look at ALL YOUR CAKES!

Congratulations on a GREAT JOB!! thumbs_up.gif

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jtb94 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:23pm
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Wow. Your car has so much detail. Great Job. thumbs_up.gif

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CakesUnleashed Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:24pm
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Okay! I just went and checked out all your other cakes...can I say, AMAZING??? Oh yeah! Top notch! You are an incredible artist!

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SugaryGoodness Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:41pm
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I love the VW! Is it worth it now that it is done? That is usually what happens to me - I hate it when I'm having problems but love it when it's done and looks good! I have a VW on my list of cakes to make. I also checked out all of your other cakes - I love sclupted cakes and yours are great. That is what I am striving to be good at because they are so different from what anyone in my area is doing. You are indeed an artist.

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littlecake Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 2:52pm
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remarkable!!!

geeze you could work with duff!

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mamacc Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 3:02pm
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You guys are too nice!! icon_redface.gif Thanks so much for your nice comments! I get so much inspiration from everyone at CC!

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What an amazing eye! You did a wonderful job!

I would've had to buy a VW bug model and using the parts as a pattern!



I took out two VW beetle books from the library. I wouldn't have been able to do it without them!

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I am soooo impressed with this car and everyone who does all this carving stuff! I'm sure you put a lot more work into this than you're saying since you had to have the idea in your head first! Then to get it to turn out so well is amazing! Wonderful job!



Your right, I spent a couple weeks thinking about HOW I was going to do this cake before I even started on it.


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I love the VW! Is it worth it now that it is done? That is usually what happens to me - I hate it when I'm having problems but love it when it's done and looks good! I have a VW on my list of cakes to make. I also checked out all of your other cakes - I love sclupted cakes and yours are great. That is what I am striving to be good at because they are so different from what anyone in my area is doing. You are indeed an artist.



Yes, it's definitely worth it. I wanted to see if I could do a better job than my last car. Next time I'll charge more $$ though! I like to be different too. I don't think anyone in my area does sculpted cakes either...

Courtney

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ConnieB Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 3:09pm
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Great Job! It looks really wonderful!

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MissRobin Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 3:09pm
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Looks fantastic! You should be very proud!

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sweetlybaked Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 3:15pm
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Great job! It looks so good. It's amazing the things people can do w/ cake. I wouldn't have ever guessed this was edible!

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noreen816 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 3:15pm
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This looks fantastic! You have great carving skills, I really admire that

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ccsweetness Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 3:42pm
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WOW, that looks so great!! Awesome job!!! thumbs_up.gif

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lapazlady Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 3:50pm
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I swear I drove that car! What a great job. I certainly hope you were compensated well for that cake! Incredible!

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jjs1227 Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 4:55pm
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I'm getting ready to sculpt a cake for my dad do you have any tips? do you sculp while frozen?

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ShirleyW Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 6:32pm
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You did a fantastic job on this, looks like you could hop in and drive away.

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sueco Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 6:43pm
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I was BUG-eyed after I saw the picture of your VW cake. It's incredible!! The details are excellent. Very, very good job!!

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Liis Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 7:14pm
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it is absolutely adorable! excellent cake!

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okieinalaska Posted 1 Nov 2006 , 7:44pm
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Great job, very realistic! : )

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