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I’ve got a new cake to share with you this week along with a really great giveaway!
My friend’s daughter had her “Sweet 16” last weekend so I offered to make her birthday cake, hoping that she would want a car cake. One of the most exciting things about turning 16 is the freedom that comes with getting your driver’s license. Unfortunately your dream car doesn’t usually come along with that license. Since most 16-year-olds have to drive mom’s minivan, or the only cheap clunker they could afford from the used car lot, I have found that car cakes are a great way to celebrate their dreams. If you can’t drive your dream car, you might as well eat it.
Luckily for me, she was excited about the car idea and asked me to make her dream car, a 1960’s Mustang. She wasn’t specific about a year, it just had to be from the 60’s. After looking through many different pictures online, I settled on a 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350.
To be honest, car cakes are some of the most challenging cakes I have made. As excited as I get to make one, I also get equally as nervous about doing it. Fortunately I have an incredible instructional DVD, called Cakenology with Mike McCarey, that walks me through every step of the process.
Here is the finished cake:
It was so fun to try to get in as many of the details as time would allow.
From the hood scoop
To the side mirrors
Down to each individual chocolate tire
It is all those little details that make a cake like this come to life. There were a few more details that I would have liked to have added but time eventually ran out on me.
I covered the cake board with a piece of gray vinyl that I got from the fabric store. I love to use vinyl on cake boards because it is easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about smashing it with your fingers like you do when you cover a board in fondant. The texture of the vinyl and the gray color gave it sort of a street look. The letters were yellow fondant cut out with letter cutters.
I didn’t put together a tutorial on how to make this cake because every detail can be found in the Cakenology DVD.
If you want to make car cakes I HIGHLY recommend this DVD. It is my favorite of all my instructional cake materials. Mike is an incredible teacher with so much attention to detail. He is also very entertaining. The DVD is creative, funny and extremely informative. I had the pleasure of being able to take one of his classes at his shop in Seattle a few years ago and I can attest to the fact that Mike is just as funny, kind and helpful in person as he is on his DVD. You should check out his work on his website. There is a reason his shop is called Mike’s Amazing Cakes.
Well, after all that praise for Mike and his DVD, how would you like a chance to win that DVD? Last month my Facebook page hit a milestone by breaking 1000 “likes.” I’ve been wanting to do a special giveaway since then but was having a hard time deciding what I should give away. After doing this cake I decided that a Cakenology DVD would be the perfect prize. It involves cake and one of my favorite cake artists as well as one of my husband’s favorite things, cars. (I wanted to include my husband in on this somehow because he is the creator of my app and my web developer, along with being a car guy.)
So here is what you have to do to enter; you need to “like” my Facebook page (if you haven’t already), then find the post for this blog entry on my Facebook page and “like” the post, then leave me a comment on the post with the name of your favorite type of car. That is it, real easy. Remember though, that you have to both “like” the post and comment on it for your entry to count. I will be picking a winner on the morning of February 3rd, 2014 so you have until midnight (MST) the night before to enter. Good luck!
Until next time, God Bless and Sweet Dreams.