Saturday, February 13, 2010

Monster Truck Cake


And here it is... 

The Monster Truck cake that I made for my nephew's 5th birthday. I didn't take pictures of the process like I usually do, because I was short on time. I flew through this thing, but all in all, I'm happy with it. It's fun. And it's probably bad, but I've noticed that when I'm not actually getting paid for making the cake, my work isn't as clean as it could be and I don't get near as detailed.

The truck is white cake, stacked and carved, frosted, then covered with fondant. The flames are drawn on with butter cream frosting. The tires are doughnuts (Entenmann's...because they're so tasty. And someone has to eat the remaining four...) The crushed cars are also carved out of white cake and covered with fondant. The base is chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting. The dirt is brown sugar. Gumdrop lights and licorice roll bar.
And while we're on the subject of Monster Truck cakes, here is the one I did for Nick's 4th birthday. This was in 2007 and before I'd discovered fondant. It's strictly canned frosting. But note the same kind of tires...