3D Lamborghini Car Cake

3D Lamborghini Car Cake

Learn how to make a 3D Lamborghini Car Cake with lights!

In this tutorial, Serdar shows you how to make a 3D Lamborghini Car Cake that has working head lights and break lights!

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3D Lamborghini Car Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Part 1
The Plan
Tools & Materials
Recipes & Ingredients
Carving the Cake
Important Principles
Carving the Cake (continued)
Coating the Cake with Black
Installing the Lights
Cleaning Up the Wiring
Airbrushing the Windows
Coating the Cake with Lime Green
Making the Windows
Part 2
Making the Wheels
Cutting Out the Sides & Windows
Adding the Wheels
Detailing the Front and Back
Making the Air Intakes
Finishing the Lights
Finishing Touches
Final Thoughts
Total Duration

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Rolling & Coating
  • Set of PVC pipes (30mm to 40mm thick, 40cm & 20cm long)
  • Rolling pin (30cm long)
  • Powder shaker (Filled with starch)
  • Needle or pin (to pop air bubbles)
  • Perfections strips
  • Fondant smoother
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Bent knife
(see course material)

To cut out cake for wheel gaps.

Long threaded rod
15mm thick (diametre) by 20cm long

To use for line marking.

Small rectangular objects

For creating indents.

Long square edged hard objects
(see course material)

For marking straight lines.

Tire making tool set
(see course material)

Include 45mm, 30mm, 20mm round (diametre) cutters.

Lights making tools
(see course material)

Includes Isomalt in a glass jug to be melted in a microwave.

Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Water Spray Bottle
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Soft Scrapers
For masking and creating lines with air brush.
Corrugated Cardboard
Used as a tray.
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Cellophane Shop Online
Hot glue gun

To secure wires under board.

Small zip ties

To join wires under the board.

Led lights
(see picture)
Recipes & Ingredients

2kg mixture
For 5cm (high) by 30cm x 30cm square cake.

A moist and rich white chocolate mud cake aerated with baking powder and soda bicarbonate. A very milky and dense mud cake which contains a lot of chocolate. It’s a perfect choice for many reasons.

It’s...[read more]

For sandwiching and masking.

White chocolate ganache is nothing but pure chocolate melted with a generous amount of boiling fresh cream. This smooth airless chocolate cream makes a lot of things possible. A benefit of white chocolate ganache is that...[read more]

Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

Some for crust coat.

Compound chocolate is a product made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners. It is used as a lower-cost alternative to true chocolate, as it uses less-expensive hard vegetable fats such as coconut oil or palm kernel oil in place of the more expensive cocoa butter. It may also be known as 'compound coating' or 'chocolatey coating' when used as a coating for candy.
Rolled Fondant

600g black
600g lime green

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.
Gum paste

200g black fondant + 1g tylose
for tires.
50g white

Isomalt Shop Online


Isomalt is a sugar substitute, a type of sugar alcohol, used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties. It has only a small impact on blood sugar levels and does not promote tooth decay, i.e. is tooth-friendly. Isomalt is widely used for the production of sugar-free candy, especially hard-boiled candy, because it resists crystallisation much better than the standard combinations of sucrose and corn syrup. It is used in sugar sculpture for the same reason. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomalt


  1. Wendy Solano says:

    Can’t seem to find the LED lights they use used in the link doesn’t seem to work

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Those kinds of products comes and goes. I am sure some other brands will do the job

  2. Bilhah Muiru says:

    Hi Yener, thanks a lot for this tutorial.
    I noticed the cake you used has a beautiful crumb, it looks very moist and yet as you trimmed the sides it kept intact and didn’t crumble. Could you kindly share what recipe you used? Was it the white chocolate mud cake or the butter cake recipe?
    Looking forward to hear from you.

  3. sumbla khalil says:

    Thanh you so much for sharing your incredable ideas with us.I am interested to know about the system of remote control.

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