I've had my fair share of decorating different shapes of cakes from ovals to Mickey Mouse to 3D teddy bears. But they were mostly shaped out of Wilton molds. These days I've been checking out the works of great cake decorators out there and most of them carve their cakes. I've done one - a train - for a baby shower last April which I shall post soon. I've been dying to make a 3D car cake since I've never done one and finally got a chance when we were about to move temporarily to my mom's place.
I had a couple of leftover cakes in the freezer: one 8x8 and a small rectangular the size of which I don't even know since I rarely use that pan. I didn't want to have to transport the cake to my mom's house too so I TRIED to work quick between tending to Izzie, packing and cooking. TRIED because I failed to finish the cake! I worked on most of it before we moved but I just couldn't get it done. So sad to say, no one was able to enjoy the cake. I still wanted to work on it though for the purpose of practice. I even got hubby to work on it with me!
This cake isn't perfect at all. It's not as clean as I want it to be but for practice and a first try, I think it's decent enough to share to everyone. My hands were so shaky and was such in a rush that I didn't realize till after our move that my windows aren't even aligned! One thing that made me want to get this done quic--the headlights. I've been watching too much Ace of Cakes lately that I decided to add a little extra to this cake Duff Goldman style. We first sacrificed a little piggy keychain whose eyes light up when pressed. We got a little better after a few tries. Bought some wires, batteries, LED lights and a toggle switch to turn the lights on and off. While doing this I told myself: I wish I had paid more attention in Science class before! Luckily I have my hubby to thank.
I finished the cake the day before our 3rd year anniversary so I decided to incorporate it into the cake. On the license plate it says CA which is where we got married, 3 yrs, and 2006 which is the year we got married. Happy Anniversary Hon! Thanks for helping me make this cake :) Mwah!