Now to cake...I know I mentioned this cake in my Cake Fails post but I thought I would share it anyway. For the heck of it! Maybe you can learn what NOT to do! This cake was made for Mr S's brother, Gerald, who is a mechanic and loves his car. He's one of those guys who has a car project sitting in the garage all the time and the car featured is his current one.
I wanted to make the car out of LCM's or Rice Crispy Treats as some people know them as, but I had run out so made a trip out especially to get some. Instead of doing the smart thing and buying the trusted brand at full price (which wasn't that expensive anyway) I bought a cheap knock off brand which I later found was nothing like LCM's at all. Needless to say, I couldn't get them to stick together let alone mould them into a car shape so I was stuck with making the car out of gumpaste and fondant. This is something I did not want to do!
A few hours later and I produced the car you see on the cake. I wasn't happy with it but I had to work with it, no use wasting something other people would probably see no problems with! I added a few details like road cones (his birthday present from the family was a stunt driving course). After I added his name and the numbers I was beginning to actually like this cake!
All in all it's not my favourite cake but I kept my mouth shut and it turns out everyone loved it. Most importantly the birthday boy liked it and so did his work! I don't think anyone ate the car though...
|Gerald on his stunt driving course!|