I’m going to totally blow my trumpet here but look at this cake, I love it! This is the best part of running my own business, getting to create these beauts and knowing you’ve made someone’s day super special.I made this Disney Cars Birthday Cake for one of my regular customers, I’ve made his birthday cakes for the past three years and love seeing how he’s really developing his own tastes. He even chose the design and which cars he wanted on there, too cute right?
Number cakes have got to be the hardest to decorate, all the curves & shapes make it so much more difficult than a round or square cake. I made this cake before I’d decided to lunch Cake Club and add tutorials on the blog so no step by step photo’s but next time I create a number cake I’m definitely going to film it.
I always make my models before I start the cake as they need longer to dry before they are safe to handle & transport. When making the models you have to think about the detail that you HAVE to include to make it instantly recognisable but think about the detail you can leave out too. You don’t want to over complicate it as this can ruin the look. The models are only about three inch long so you just can physically fit everything on there without it looking messy.
For this cake I created the mountain side by covering the cake with fondant and using a tool to make random marks across the fondant to give it the rocky, uneven finish.
Next came the road. Black fondant is the hardest to work with, it’s so hard to create black fondant yourself as you have to add so much food colouring so this is the only pre coloured fondant I buy. I always add Tylo powder as it gives it a tougher consistency and makes it so much easier to work with, otherwise it tears pretty much as soon as you try to work with it.
The rocks and shrubbery just finished it off to a tee and I love the end result. What do you think?