STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Here I will show you step by step how to make this 3D car cake. This project requires a fair bit of cake decorating experience but if you are starting out and feeling ambitious this will help you with some basic tips and tricks to venture into the world of 3D carved cakes.
I have a little video on YouTube of this cake which I have linked below, so check that out as well.
Firstly you will need to print out the blueprint for the specific car you are making at the exact size you want the finished cake to be. Blueprints are found on the internet and can be scaled to suit your cake size.
Prepare a cardboard cake board in the specific template of the base of your cake, making sure to cut out the wheel area. Stack your cake on top of this to the desired height.
Start carving the cake using the blue-print cut out as a guide until you achieve the design of your car.
Until it looks like this. Try to achieve as much detail as you can, the curves, the wheel cavities, door shapes, bonnet details, headlights etc. This is definitely the hardest part of the process, if you’ve come this far the rest is easy 🙂
Cover the entire cake with the first layer of chocolate ganache, once this has firmed up apply the next layer of ganache working it until it is as smooth as possible.
Now it’s time to transfer the cake from the working board onto the presentation board. Make a black raised platform on your presentation board measured to the interior chassis of the cake. This will allow the tyres to neatly nestle into their arch eventually. Apply a layer of ganache to the platform to act as glue for the cake to stick to.
Carefully lift the cake, mine was heavy, and place it centered onto the platform, you will probably hold your breath for this entire process, I did!!
This is how it looks once it is sitting correctly on the platform. Nicely hidden from view like a mini magic trick hehe
Now it’s time to start covering in Fondant. Roll out fondant for the windows and cut out the shapes following the blue print cut outs. Now is a good time to line the wheel cavities with this same colour.
put the black grid on the front and any other raised foundations you need under the fondant for your design. Next roll out the blue fondant and cut out the doors and attach to cake, you will need to define the exact shape once it’s on the cake, I like to use a scalpel or craft knife. I call it a scalpel because I often feel like a brain surgeon 😉
roll out a large sheet of fondant for the front of the car and make sure all the areas of the bonnet and wheel frames are covered
with your trusty scalpel carefully cut away the areas and smooth the fondant around the headlights and edges of the car. Working at it until there are no lumps or bumps.
now it’s time to add the black rear detail.
After blending the right shade of dark blue for the back, roll out a large sheet of fondant to cover that whole back section smoothing into all the nooks and crannies, then trimming away the excess, yep, scalpel.
Add the wind screen wipers and the car should now look like it’s waiting at the mechanics for 4 new tyres, hopefully it doesn’t look like its at the wreckers haha
The tyres need to be made about a week in advance out of gum paste, fondant wont be strong enough. They need to be extremely firm and dry. I went all-out with the exact tyre detail for the Bugatti Chiron, but you dont need to be as meticulous as me, can’t help myself!!
Fit the wheels into the wheel space (I’m sure it has a name), they should be snug so no need for adhering, if not snug use a bit of ganache to secure them. If the tyres aren’t black enough you can paint them with some edible black paint.
Now for the final details, silver trim, Bugatti logo, door handles, head lights, side mirrors
The final details on the rear of the car and voila! It’s done!
Please watch the video of me making this car on you tube, its a short video but you might pick up some more tips from that. Here is the link https://youtu.be/LEvDjpxmqhM
I hope this helped you to make your car cake. If you would like to ask me any questions please feel free to comment and I will do my best to assist.
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