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racing track no 6


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#1 my4beautifulboys

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Hi, i have managed to hire a number 6 cake tin and was thinking of doing a racing car track theme on it.

I googled different images and came across this one that i really like, i was wondering how is the black icing done? Its looks like its marapan type icing on it?

I would love to hear youre suggestions on icing the cake, and has anyone done one like this before?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/143723384_f7d4dc596a.jpg

#2 bark

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

You can buy black fondant.

#3 amesv

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Your local cake shop should have black fondant or white that you can dye yourself. Or online: http://bakingpleasures.com.au/p7007/cake-a...k-plastic-icing

#4 my4beautifulboys

Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Thankyou, I have hired a cake tin from the florist today, and i did notice that they also sell fondant.

So i might go and buy some black to cover the cake with. Has anyone used fondant before and is there a special technique to putting it on the cake?

#5 9minutes

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Yes, there is a technique to using fondant - in a nutshell, you roll it out (like pastry) and drape it over the cake then smooth it down.
In your case though, you'd only want the black on the top, so you'd probably do it a bit differently.

If you've never used fondant before then don't try to colour it yourself.  Purchase it black if you can.

Personally though, I'd use buttercream instead of fondant.  Plain or coloured for the sides and chocolate for the track.  It is so much easier to work with and tastes better (in my opinion!).

#6 Dub74

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

I used oreo cookies for the track

I removed the cream from the cookies and processed them till they were a fine crumb. I then used a toothpick to etch out the outline of the track on the cake which had already been fully iced with grass green buttercream.  I laid the crumbs compacting as I went.... Like making a Tarmac road original.gif All up was cheaper, easier and tastier than fondant!

Edited by Dub74, 07 February 2013 - 07:11 PM.


#7 lizzzard

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

I did a #3 racetrack for DS and used pre-coloured black fondant that i rolled out. It looked awesome - just like tar! Then I decorated with yellow piped icing to make the centre line and chocolate racing cars. So fun to make!

#8 Smoo

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

I used chocolate butter cream - i don't like the stuff in fondant for little kiddies (tbh i don't like the taste either)

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q729/s...zps1dce428b.jpg

sorry my photography is pretty bad


#9 Pup-pup

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

Buttercream would be way easier.  I just made black buttercream for my DD's 3rd birthday - added a few teaspoons of cocoa as well as gel colour.  Don't try and colour it with food colouring as it won't turn out.

I would actually do green buttercream and the crushed oreo idea for the road.



#10 my4beautifulboys

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

Thankyou All for youre replies and suggestions, i think that the butter cream would be alot easier to do, and it would look and taste nice too.  

Smoo; Thanks for posting the photo, youre cake looks fantastic, and i love the fruit idea for the cars! How do you make chocoate butter cream, do you just colour it with cocoa powder?

Eta ; i love the idea of crushed up oreo biscuits without the cream, that sounds like fun. Thanks

Edited by my3beautifulboys, 07 February 2013 - 10:48 PM.


#11 Smoo

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

i used this recipe for chocolate butter cream http://www.kidspot.com.au/best-recipes/Bis...recipe+4026.htm

good luck

#12 my4beautifulboys

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Hi, thanks Smoo for the link, i did end up making butter icing, i used the chocolate recipe and did green butter icing for the sides. I made the kiwi fruit cars too, very cute,  it looked great and nice and healthy too. I didnt like the sound of Fondant icing, it doesnt sound very nice for children. And i think the butter type looks just as good.  original.gif




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