Monday, April 18, 2011

Car Birthday Cake - A Herbie Wannabe

We celebrated z's birthday yesterday with a car-shaped cake (he wanted a Herbie - Beetle) made with a melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate mudcake covered in a chocolate-sour-cream ganache. I decorated the car with lollies, smarties, M&M's, icing flowers, oreos and silver cachous for some bling!

I made a round 9-inch mudcake, trimmed off the sides to make a rectangle, and then used the curved sides of the cake for the roof. The oreos worked well for the tyres, with retro-looking hubcaps which I thought was quite cool. The cachous added a wonderful diamond-studded effect to the car, perhaps making it a litle mafia-looking. LOL.

For the windscreen and windows, I melted some white chocolate and sprinkled some cachous over it before letting it set, and then cut them out into the desired shapes. I also made the cake board using H's puzzle board which I found was quite sturdy, and then covered it with some foil wrapping paper.

Considering this was my first time carving and decorating a cake, I was pretty happy with how it turned out. z was happy with it too, and he went straight for the piece with all the blue M&M's! :)