Jump to content

Ds 6th Birthday Cake
racing track no 6


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#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 9ferals

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 Lucygoosey1

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




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Recall: Another cot deemed unsafe

Parents are being warned to check their baby's cot is not one of those which have been recalled in recent weeks due to safety concerns.

The truth about breastfeeding and weightloss

Celebrities often state that their post-baby weight loss is down to breastfeeding, and breastfeeding alone. But that's not the reality for all women.

10 weird things little kids do

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, ?Really? Is that really a thing??

The app that helps detect signs of autism

Parents can assess their children's progress at critical developmental stages, thanks to this new app.

Long battle to learn the truth about Ariana's birth

Cerise and Tim Lawn spent two years fighting to find out how a healthy pregnancy turned into a nightmare birth, and why their daughter now suffers from disabilities she shouldn't have.

Christina Aguilera announces daughter's name

Christina Aguilera and her fiance, Matt Rutler, have welcomed their daughter into the world.

Couple caught in surrogacy crackdown

An Australian couple caught up in Thailand's surrogacy crackdown have said many parents are distraught and facing dire financial difficulties as are they are unable to bring their surrogate-born babies home.

'Tired' mum dies of undiagnosed diabetes

New mum Nicky Rigby thought her exhaustion was due to the demands of looking after her baby. But the 26-year-old was seriously ill with diabetes, and died due to her condition not being diagnosed.

5 co-sleeping myths busted

In case you are co-sleeping with your baby, and all the ?helpful? advice from others is sending you down the slippery slope of self-doubt, let?s bust a few myths on the topic.

When pregnancy takes you down memory lane

One mum-to-be discovers pregnancy hormones can give rise to some surprising emotions.

What?s your love language?

The secret to making your partner feel special is to know which language of love they favour ? and it?s the same for your kids, too.

Returning to exercise after a caesarean

I had my daughter four months ago via caesarean, and I want to get back into exercise. What are some good first steps I can take?

20 signs of a great relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, five kisses a day and sex twice a week, a new survey suggests.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

The realities of escaping domestic violence

?Why doesn?t she just leave?? is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. For many, leaving the relationship is far from straightforward.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

Whether they're out of favour traditional names, or the parents were a little creative, here are the least popular names of 2013.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.