Sunday, May 23, 2010

Car Cake

I usually offer to make the cake for my close friends' kid's birthday party. Some decline the offer, but some take it. One such friend who took the offer asked me to make something in 'Cars' theme as that is what her son likes the most. If not for this request, I probably would never have made a 'Car' themed cake since I have two girls and they are not into cars. I definitely not ever going to make this my profession so there is no way I would get a chance there. Thought I'll share couple of pictures with you all.

Cake was made in 8" rounds. Two layers of vanilla and two layers of banana. I cut a piece from all the layers so that I could put them together. Filling is strawberry filling. Icing is my buttercream with real butter. I opened up an Excel spread sheet and after adjusting the width of the column, started filling alternate cells with black. I printed that out and used it for the flag. I have used a lollipop stick to make the flag. The banner was also made using computer paper and the poles are skewers cut to required height. I could've made these two in fondant to make them completely edible, but since these fondant creations are dried and no body eats anyway, I chose the easier option. Cars are real. I bought the matchbox cars (I believe that is what they call them) and since I didn't feel like putting them on the cake directly, cut a piece of wax paper and stuck it to the icing. I placed the cars on the top of the wax paper.

Grass is made using grass tip (multiple hole tip) and the fake sand is brown sugar. Any of you  want to make this kind of cake for your boys and have questions, let me know. I'll try to answer to the best of my knowledge. 
Another final picture..
See how there is a hump on the front where the two cakes are stuck together? I used a very thin foam core as the board. Even when I double layered it, it wasn't sturdy enough to carry this cake. Every time I picked it to move, it bent in the middle due to weight and caused this hump. I tried to fix it, but even after fixing it, every time I moved, it would repeat. Lesson learnt - go buy a stronger foam core for next project.


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23 comments:

  1. That surely was a beautiful and gorgeous cake. Enjoyed every bit of the baking procedure with u:)I did not understand how u created the grass,would love to hear from u.

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  2. Ms.Chitchat, thanks for the comment. For the grass, all I did was thin down the buttercream a little bit with corn syrup and use the grass tip and pipe using the pastry bag. You can get the tip in cake decorating supply stores. It is by wilton and has multiple holes in it. Hope this helps.

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  3. just a beautiful cake, Champa! :)

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  4. lovely cake dear!gud work.

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  5. What alovely friend you are.The cake looks wonderful.

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  6. A very beautiful and lovely cake.I would surely love to take your help and directions to make a cake for my son's birthday next month.

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  7. sure this one is one of the best cake i ever seen.i know how much effort u did for making this delicious cake..really good yarr..

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  8. Thats fantastic cake! I too made a similar cake for a 3 yr old last year but mine wasnt this beautiful :)

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  9. What a delightful cake.I loved the way u explained the steps in decorations..Looks very beautiful...

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  10. This cake looks incredible! Wat a lovely work done by you! Kudos to u! I am sure the B;day boy wud have loved his racetrack cake and cars.

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  11. wow..u ra perfect baker and now .saw the creative side of u...awesome cake with lovely grass....

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  12. wow!!! It is amazing and soooo perfect. Beautiful decoration. Love it.

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  13. Champa, that is one beautiful cake, if you lived closer to where I do, I would have surely asked you to make one for my baby's birthday as I have both boys and believe me when I say, cars theme never gets older, only the type of cars change with boys...lol

    Beautiful job and I am sure your friend and her son loved it.

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  14. So beautiful....sure your friends are lucky & b'day boy must have been very happy.....and I believe we r lucky too that we have a blogger friend like you who's always ready to answe our queries....

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  15. Awesome Champa!! Boys love car theme cakes, had made one for my son long time ago.

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  16. wowowo , its so beautiful .. U r simply gr8 :)

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  17. waow, this cake is amazing! The little boy must have been so thrilled!

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  18. looks fantatic..wish you lived somewhere nearby..I would have learnt cake decorating from you..

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  19. Beautiful and fantastic cake...can see ur hard work:)..

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  20. Hi champa,

    Its been a while since I looked at any blog as i was away cooking for my yoga retreat. I see all the effort you have put into the cake. Amazing work. I am glad your friend took up your offer. Very nice. I watch Cake Boss a show of TLC and I am sure Buddy the baker would have approved your cake decorating skills. Good job.

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  21. Hi champa

    Love all ur cakes and the way you explain all of them! :) Waiting to see more of ur cakes!

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  22. This is awesome as well!..It's so beautiful done!

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