DS is obsessed with buses. The more realistic the better.
So was thinking of trying to make something like the below.
I am fairly confident working with fondant and was planning on taking some "cheats" by using toy car wheels some licorice strips for the detail on the windows and the windscreen wipers. I will probably use some black (or gray) gel pens for the infill of the windows as well.
Measure up DS's fave toy bus and scale it up for dimensions.
Bake up some mudcakes in a loaf tin and trim the cakes to make the shape of the bus.
Cover in ganache.
Use white fondant to cover the whole thing and then use a scalpel to cut out the windows and windscreen.
Colour some fondant and cut and apply for the stripe details (or would these be better painted on?) and other details such as headlights and indicators.
Infill the windscreens and windows with the gel, then pick out the window shapes with thin licorice straps.
What have I forgotten?
Any other tips to make the job easier?
Am I completely off my rocker for attempting this
Edited by TopsyTurvy, 20 April 2012 - 03:04 PM.