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noelle
« on: June 13, 2004 04:00:10 PM »

Hey guys! This is a cake I made for my boyfriend's birthday, using a Wilton 3D cake pan.

It was also the first time I used food color spray instead of dyeing the icing. I used wax paper to cover the areas I wanted white (the hood and bonnet stripes). But there has got to be a better way! Dyeing tastes so funky, and the spray was purple-tinged and watery. I've heard that rolled fondant tastes funky, too. Blah.




The road was made out of colored sugar crystals. The mirrors and decals were made with royal icing and painted with a mixture of luster dust & lemon extract. Be careful how much extract you use, however, as too much will break down the royal icing and prevent it from staying hard.




I had seen some lovely construction cone candles on the web, but was unable to find them in a local store. So i reconstructed some myself! And here for your edification is a mini candle tutorial :

1. Melt an orange votive in a double boiler
   (a Pyrex dish in a pot of water). 
2. Wrap some wax paper around an icing
    tip to get the proper shape. Tape closed.
 


3. Tape a regular birthday candle in the middle
    of your wax paper mold.
 
4. Dip the tip of your mold into the melted wax
    to seal it. Then spoon wax into the mold.
 


5. Let your candles cool on a cooling rack
    hung over the sink.
 
6. Voila! Peel off the wax paper and add a
    royal icing base, painted black.
 


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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2004 04:14:41 PM »

the cake is soo cute. my boyfriend is in love with the cooper too. 'cept he doesn't like cake..hehe. great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2004 04:14:41 PM »

That rocks! I want to make one for my husbands birthday day in a couple weeks! he just came down with Celiac disease and its REALLy hard to make a good cake. so why not just make it look good! Im so excited!!! he is obsessed with mini's and unfortunatly we have a 1990 camry which is not as cool to say the least!
Thanks for posting your cake.,
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2004 04:46:02 PM »

that is so freakin cute! really detailed, nicely nicely done.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004 04:58:43 PM »

If chocolate buttercream/icing is an option....it always takes a lot less food color paste to make black if you start with chocolate icing first.  Your Cooper turned out really well, it is my dream car and I am in the process of figuring out how to get it!

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004 08:46:55 AM »

WOW!!!!! that is awesome! i love min icoopers! yeah, i'm trying to get one too, but oh wwwait, i can't even get my liscense yet. hm, oh well, i want to make a cake like that!
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2004 07:54:49 AM »

Oh I am so making this thanks!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2005 12:42:18 PM »

Creative cake.  What did you come up with this year?
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2005 06:47:26 PM »

What did you come up with this year?

no cake this year.
just a pirate kit.
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