Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Formula 1 birthday cake

It was recently my brother's 40th birthday so my sister-in-law asked me if I would like to make his birthday cake for a surprise party.

My brother has been car mad since being tiny and still sits glued to the Grand Prix on a sunday and takes mini man to watch grass track racing and things, so we decided he needed to have a racing car cake.

I have a bit of a passion for decorating cakes and wanted this one to be a good effort and I was really chuffed with the end product.

So how did I do it?
At first I thought it might be quite hard to do but I found that a square and round cake were enough. I used maderia cake as it is a more solid cake than say a chocolate sponge. I also put the cakes in the fridge for a couple of hours before carving them into the right shape so they didnt crumble as much.

I then cut the basic shape and covered it with butter cream and then red sugar paste.

Next job were the logos. I used a picture from the internet and edible pens, rolled out some white petal paste as this sets much harder than sugar paste and set to work drawing all the logos to go on the cake. It was hard work but worth the effort and my brother was really pleased with it.


Glitzy Gleam said...

wow that looks fantastic xx

Mummy Plum said...

AMAZING. You have a real talent for cake making. A second career perhaps?

Sarah mac said...

It looks fantastic - he must have been thrilled with it!