This cake from last summer was loads of fun! Not only did I get to make a skateboard cake (my very first!), I got to make a Girly Skateboard Cake. Cake decorating just keeps getting more and more fun, the longer I do it!
First up, let me tell you about the size of this cake. Oh, and if you haven’t already, hop over to enter to win one of my most favorite kitchen tools!!
I baked this cake in two pans – the Alphabet Pan plus an 8″ round cake pan. The alphabet pan is approximately 8 inches wide by 15 inches long. I cut the 8″ round cake in half and put one half on each end. I “glued” them together with buttercream, then smoothed it out so that I had what appeared to be a single cake.
If you’re wondering, by my estimation, this cake would have around 30-40 servings.
After getting it covered in buttercream and chilling it, I covered it in purple homemade marshmallow fondant, then began to cover it with the pattern. I didn’t have a real design plan in place when I started. I just knew I wanted it to be girly, have a flower, and have sort of a retro feel.
The skateboard wheels and trucks (I learned that term from my husband) were made by my husband – our in-house skateboarding expert 😉 He seriously used to ride skateboards as a teenager (maybe sooner and later than that) so I turned over the making of the hardware to him.
I wish I could tell you how he made them, but I really didn’t pay attention (brilliant, huh?). He always does a fantastic job on any task I ask him to do, so I knew I didn’t have to worry about them not being just right!
I can tell you that he made them from gum paste and a dowel rod to hold the wheels. They were made a few days ahead and we let them dry until they were completely hard – then I used silver luster dust mixed with vodka to paint the trucks silver.
Do you have any questions about this cake? Leave me a comment and I’ll answer and help out if I can!