Flatbed Truck Groom’s Cake

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Back in October I was asked to do a Flatbed Truck for a Groom’s cake.  I was given pictures of the actual truck and asked to replicate it.

Now ya’ll… I was nervous.  I’ve done a Dump Truck cake for a kids party before and even a Fire Truck cake (I posted it earlier today when I realized I had never shared it except on Facebook), again for a kids party.

But this was a groom’s cake… for a wedding!

Truck cakes or automobile cakes for any  occasion take me out of my comfort zone and this was no exception.

I wish I could remember more details to share with you about this cake, but it’s one of the few where I didn’t make a lot of notes or take any step-by-step pictures.

I know that I the whole cake was made from one 12″x18″ chocolate sheet cake, that I carved up and stacked and carved some more to get the right shape.

For the tires, I followed some instructions I found over at Karens Cake Adventures.

I bought a toy truck that had tires the size I needed, then I took them off and used Easymold to make a silicone mold of them.  Then I pushed Satin Ice Black fondant into the mold, froze them for maybe 10-15 minutes, then popped them out.

They were not perfect.  That was not a perfect plan.  But I tried and tried and tried again to better them and finally just had to let good enough, be good enough.   I chose the 6 best ones and called it a day.

Instead of using any sort of artificial prop to hold the truck up, I just used a block of cake and covered it in black fondant.  That gave them more servings of cake to eat and served the same purpose as using a Styrofoam block.

The bride specifically asked that I do “Just Married” on the back window of the truck and have cans dragging behind it!  I used Americolor white gel and painted the words on with a tiny paint brush.

And that’s it!

Do you have any questions about this cake?  Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out (if I can remember!?)!

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