My cousin asked me to make his son a VW bus cake .They are restoring a real one together. So I googled some VW bus cake images and decided to try to replicate this one.
Note:The bus with the red VW sign is the one I made. The other I found online and tried to duplicate from just a pic.
Step 1: Stacking and Carving the Cake
I made 4 13 x 9 cakes and stacked them up with icing between every layer. Chill the cake really well before you start to carve your shape. Use a sharp serrated knife and just cut away a little at a time. When you are happy with your shape chill in fridge for about 10-20 min, and then cover with icing.
Step 2: Cover Your Cake With Fondant
Roll out your fondant. Make sure you have a big enough piece of fondant rolled out. Measure the sides and front and the height. Then smooth the fondant and clean up the edges.
Step 3: Finish Up With the Details
Shape your wheels I used the tool in the pic to give them some “tread”. Then I painted them black and put 4 small circles of fondant on them. Shape the mirrors on a toothpick so that you can stick them into the cake. Make a small rectangle for the license plate and write on it with foodsafe markers.
Cut out black squares for the windows and white circles for the VW emblem .( I made an extra one ,so that I could pick out the one I liked best. Then paint the VW on and let dry. Make yellow headlights and little tail lights. To make the glared look on the windows I just dry brushed on some grey luster dust. The VW bus that my cousin is working on is a 1959 so I made it look a little older by having the license plate crooked. The winsheild wipers are piped on with royal icing.