I've recently been asked to do a cake very similar to the one in the link below.
Any assistance is welcome....would you use a template to cut the cake? How would you support it since wheels out of cake would collapse? Making accent pieces - mirrors, bumpers, lights?
Thank you in advance.
I'm so glad to see this, I have to make one for my grandson in July and will be watching this post for answers!! I wonder if the wheels are made of rice krispies and if that middle section with lights is wood supporting the truck body. Good luck!
If you have a look in my gallery I made a similar (though not as well finished unfortunately) cake to that one for my husband.
We actually bought a toy car and took the wheel base off of it to use for the tyres and my hubby made me a aluminium frame to support the cake board. We had a bit of fun with the cake as the wheels were free turning we drove it around the bench and table for a bit before we cut and ate it haha.
All of the side mirrors, car door handles etc were made from tylose strengthened fondant, The 'glass' was gelatin sheets, melted, formed loosely to shape then cut to proper shape - don't use the powder as it will be yellow instead of clear. Attaching the sheets gave me a bit of trouble as I used a bit too much glue and they melted a little (whoops!).
Also, no I didn't cut a template but I modelled it on his scout and went out and took all the measurements and scaled them down so did all my cutting to measurements and eyeing it off.
@bubs1stbirthday...what a great idea! I would have never in a million years come up with that.
I would make it on a wood base, with wood dowels through the tires or on the in side of the tires (not actually in the tires). I would have two cardboard silhouettes of the car to help carve it symmetrically.
Thank you for all of the information.
Thank you! I was thinking the same thing. Glad to see i"m on the right track.