8 track race car cake experiment
November 15, 2011 in Uncategorized
I love baking and decorating cakes. This hobby I don’t get to practice too often my oven does not bake cakes properly. But about 2 weeks ago I just had to stick my hands into some fondant and decided to bake knowing fully well that no one would be able to consume the end product.
I decided on a 8 track race car tutorial I saw online since it would enable me to do some modeling of cars as well.
This was the result:
At first I was hesitant to publish these pics coz this cake looks horrid. I was not finish with the track part before someone decided it was a good idea to place the cars on top. Cars were still wet and by the time I realized what had happened; there were holes stabbed in the cake and the cars were stuck. If you look carefully on the sid by the red car and on the left cake close to the edge that is where I had to patch the holes. Also in the middle in the green area holes were patched.
The holes I managed to fix to the best of my ability but I was not going to remove the cars since it would ruin the cake even more. I guess the biggest lesson I learnt was do not leave a cake Im still busy with, within reach of a 4 year old. More cake related lessons are the following:-
- First cover the top of the cake with fondant. I did the black and white panels first and then placed the grey on top. Smoothing the grey fondant and trying to make a proper seam between it and the panels was not easy.
- Do not cut a lot of panels at the same time. Even though I covered them with plastic they dried out and made it difficult to attach to the cake and some of them broke. It is better to cut and attach then to finish cutting before attaching
Although the cake did not look nearly as good as the original Im glad I did it and hopefully next time I will do better.