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post #16 of 21
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This is the site that I found very helpful for the carving:
http://en.petitchef.com/recipes/how-to-make-a-3d-car-cake-fid-314902

I used their techniques when I carved my Lightning McQueen cake. As for airbrushing - I've only done it once, and it was a solid color - no "special effects" as I have no clue how to paint with the air brush!

Although - I did make the lightning bolt on the side of the car out of gumpaste and airbrushed it in two tones - yellow and red and then outlined in black edible marker. That's about as fancy as I get with the air brush!




Well!!! What perfect timing!!! I was just hired to do 2 birthday cakes...a Cars cake and a fairy one. Same day as the wedding I'm doing. For the same family...

What kind of cake did you make it out of? I was thinking of doing the wheels in rice krispie treats. What did you make yours with? Any and all help would be great. I've only made one carved cake before and it was just of an anchor.
post #17 of 21
I have no idea sorry, have never airbrushed or done a 3D before, but I am so excited for you and Im sure you will pull it off and he will love it! Dont forget to post pics and good luck! icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 21
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Well!!! What perfect timing!!! I was just hired to do 2 birthday cakes...a Cars cake and a fairy one. Same day as the wedding I'm doing. For the same family...

What kind of cake did you make it out of? I was thinking of doing the wheels in rice krispie treats. What did you make yours with? Any and all help would be great. I've only made one carved cake before and it was just of an anchor.



I made the wheels out of modeling chocolate and covered them in black fondant. They were quite heavy, though, so RKT might be the better option. I was going to cover the whole car in red fondant, but didn't have time. It ended up being buttercream airbrushed red. If you go this route - tint your buttercream pink as sort of a base primer - makes the red really stand out!

For the actual cake I made the WASC cake (recipe found on CC) - very dense and very moist - and everyone raved about it! I filled and stacked the cakes and then refrigerated them until the buttercream filling set up. Then went about carving. It was my first carved cake, and the shape was not perfect, but it looks like a car! All the details (well, the ones that made it onto the cake, ha ha) were made out of fondant (the eyes drawn on with edible marker) and the lightning bolts and Rust-eze logo are gumpaste and airbrushed. The Rust-eze writing is done with buttercream and the black outline on the lightning bolt is edible marker.

To have the car look like it is actually standing on the wheels, I put the cake on a cake board cut into the shap of the body of the car, with wheel wells cut out. Once the cake was carved, I put the entire cake on a block of sturdy styrofoam (covered in foil) that was just small enough not to be seen, but big enough to support the cake. The wheels are held in place with dowels.

Hope that helps! Post pictures when you are done!!
post #19 of 21
Definitely make the wheels from RKT! Smush the treats firmly in your hands to crush the krispies and make it more dense. Shape into a circle, or roll out to the proper thickness and cut out with a round cookie cutter. Cover with black fondant.

You could insert a short dowel into the back of the tire before covering in fondant. The dowel will be inserted into the cake and help the wheel stay in place.

Make a separate fondant disc for the hubcaps and paint with silver petal dust mixed with vodka or lemon extract.
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post #20 of 21
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Okay, follow up question --

I have very little black fondant left over from a prior project, and none of the stores near me stock it. They all have to special order it. There won't be any time for me to order it online, since the party is this Saturday.

Whenever I try to make my own black fondant it always comes out an ugly gray. How much black food coloring do I have to add to actually get black?

Does Americolor make a black coloring for airbrushes, and do you think Michael's would carry it? That might be easier for me.

Thanks!
post #21 of 21
I believe Americolor does make a black airbrush color, No Michael's doesn't carry Americolor Airbursh color.

If you have a coupon perhaps you could buy some of Duff's black fondant if Michael's is your only option.

How long are you letting the color set in the fonant? It will darken over 24hrs (so if you end after kneeding with a dark grey it may become black overnight). If you make MMF and add black color to the melted MM's before adding the PS you can get a truer black.
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