Greetings again everyone!
I made this Mach 5 from Speed Racer cake for my friend's birthday and took some photos along the way so I wanted to share how I made it. :)
The cake is alternating layers of classic yellow cake and butter pecan cake, with cream cheese icing with chopped walnuts in it in between the layers. It's covered in marshmallow fondant and then hand painted with food colorings. The tires are made from rice cereal marshmallow treats and covered in the fondant and painted. I also had the car lifted so I could fit in the tires and have it look as if it was really sitting on the tires and not the cake board.
Continue to the next step for the supplies and recipes.
Step 1: Supplies and Recipe Links
• Cake pans for baking the cakes. I used a quarter sheet pan for both boxes of mix.
• General cake decorating supplies: Mixer, spatulas, turn-table, carving/clay/fondant tools, mat to roll fondant on*, fondant rolling pin, gel food colors, knife, cake leveler, toothpicks, food-safe paintbrushes, small containers to mix food color "paints" in, 3 quarter sheet cake boards, Exacto knife, hot glue gun, tape, foil to cover cake boards, etc.
• Ingredients to make cakes, fondant and to mix food colors with (you will mix the food colorings with something like vodka or clear vanilla extract, not water.)
• A disposeable clear plastic container, like the Glad or Reynolds containers, to cut up and use as the windshield.
*The photos here are of the vinyl mat I use to roll my fondant on. The cake shop I took some classes at suggested this mat for fondant and they sold it there for only $6.00 and it works so great. A lot better than the name-brand mat I had bought before for $20.00.
Here's the link to the alterations made to a box cake mix to make it a little stronger to better support sculpting. I used 2 boxes of cake mix to make this cake. Both were quarter sheet cakes.
I used store-bought cream cheese icing for this cake instead of making buttercream because the friend the cake was for wanted that type of icing.
Here's the link to how to make the marshmallow fondant, which is pretty yummy, although very sweet! Pre-made fondant can be bought if you do not want to make the marshmallow fondant but beware that some of the pre-made doesn't taste very appetizing.