Well hello there! Every few months, we get requests for carved car cakes – usually for grooms’ cakes. They often are classic cars, such as Monte Carlo’s or Chevy’s. This post, we’re talking about a carved caked that Kasey made a few weeks back, which was a 1960′s Oldsmobile. She did such a great job with it, that we wanted to share with you how she did, step by step!
Now let’s get to it!
First thing, there is some math involved in our car cakes. Luckily, car specs are easily found on the internet, so it’s simply a matter of scaling them down depending upon the amount of servings required.
For our car cakes, we have supports built for us out of Masonite boards, allowing there to be room underneath, like a real car.
Then Kasey builds the layers on top of it, filling it as she goes. Then she crumb coats it, placing it in the fridge to set up.
At this point, Kasey cuts out spots for the wheels.
Then she frosts the cake, finding the shape underneath the buttercream.
Kasey then covers the cake with a mix of modeling chocolate and fondant. We use the mix to allow more time for the fondant not to dry on the cake. This gives more possibilities to have a seamless cover. She then extrudes fondant small enough to wrap around the edges of the car’s details.
She then cuts out the spaces for the lights and grill, filling them in with black fondant.
She covers the board with black fondant and then she takes floral wire and attaches it to the back with a fondant bunting banner, painted on with gel colors diluted with vodka. Then she steams it for gloss.And voila! Here’re the final shots!
See you next time!!