I was up until 3am working on this cake last week. Somehow I was just sucked into it and couldn’t quit. And I was loving it. All the details were just…. soothing to me (please don’t think I’m a weirdo!).
If you’re a cake decorator, you may know what I’m talking about… sometimes decorating cake can be very therapeutic. Sometimes it can have the opposite effect and make you think you should be locked in a padded room (I’m not saying that’s ever happened to me… haha!), but more often than not, I truly enjoy what I do!
For this transportation themed cake, Kelly (mom) said little Zachary loved all things with wheels and she specifically requested a car, a truck, a 4-wheeler, and a tractor!
She sent me the John Deer tractor set and the Hot Wheels car…. I shopped and found the big wheels truck on Amazon and the 4-wheeler… well I ended up having to order it on ebay. Those little buggers are not easy to find in “Hot Wheels” size!
I sculpted cake on top of the 2 layers of 9×13 sheet cakes to look like hills, then I covered it all in green marshmallow fondant (MMF). To get the band around the side, I rolled out blue MMF and used my pizza wheel to cut a strip almost 4″ tall and about 45″ long. Then I rolled it up unrolled it around the cake (gluing it on as I went).
You can see that technique here… I did this cake the same way I put ribbon on the Superman cake. Then I used the white plastic letter cutters to do the name (I traced around them on red fondant to give them backing) and I used the largest hole disc with my extruder to do the red borders.
I really loved designing this cake and my boys all thought it was really cool! I hope Zachary did too!
Did I miss any details? Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments!
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