Friday, January 15, 2010

Ben's birthday cake

This evening I made a cake for my son's 3 year birthday. This was my first attempt at a 3D cake. My proportions are off and carving a cake in to a car is tough!
I baked 2, 9" X 13" white cakes and froze them last night so they are easier to carve.
Fondant only comes in white so I hand mixed red food coloring in to it. It took a good 5:00 of kneading. Then rolled it into a thin sheet and laid it over the cake.

White fondant for the windshield (which I cut too small) and the mouth. The spoiler is a graham cracker covered in fondant.

Oreo cookie wheels with black frosting to make them bigger. Red fondant rims... it's all about the wheels! I painted the windows, eyes and detailed the rims with food coloring gel.

I originally was going to put Lightening McQueen's number on the roof but I went with a #3 instead.

And the almost finished cake. The lightening on the side turned out better than I thought they would. Tomorrow I'll finish the 'ground' before we head to a huge farm for Ben's party. Pony rides and a gazillion baby goats, sheep, and chickens.

18 comments:

danalhnery said...

you got some decoating skillz. Well...if this running thing doesn't work out for you, I see opportunity? :)

I'm impressed!

Claus Bech said...

Wauuw man, what a masterpiece! If You ever give up the running...

GZ said...

NICE!

wende said...

Wow Tim, you should be famous or something! That looks so awesome--like it was made by a professional! I hope Benny has a great birthday party...does the fondant taste good?

Brett said...

WOW! Let me know how much you charge for your services. :)

J.P. Patrick said...

Awesome!

RunColo said...

Very cool!

Matt said...

Great stuff.

Jack's 6th is next week. Any ideas on a Chipmunk cake?

Happy B-day big Ben!

Meg said...

Had to stop lurking today and call you Martha Stewart of Colorado, I can't believe that cake...

Dave said...

Wow!!! That's awesome. Great Job!!!

Roni said...

You put my cake skills to shame, looks awesome!

Kevin said...

Nice cake.

runninggunner said...

Awesome cake! Great work.

Brett said...

My boy is all about some Lightning McQueen! Excellent.

Anonymous said...

Newman-O's!!!! Nice organic choice.

Kevin

kerrie said...

that is a freakin' awesome cake! i'm so sad that we missed the party...the girls are also devastated to have missed visiting with the goats. hope benny had a great day!

Lucho said...

Kerrie- Ya, we missed you guys!
Nice job at Phoenix! Hip injury my ass. I read that the Canadian Olympic trials standard for women is 2:31 ("B")! WTF? That's crazy.

kerrie said...

yeah, well that's exactly why canada hasn't sent anyone to the olympics in the marathon for the last million years...you'd have to set a canadian record to even qualify. it's a real bone of contention in canadian athletics....the men's standards are just as crazy.

i just wanted to run the OQS for the american trials so i could turn it down. lol.