3D Sedan Car Cake Ford Mustang Shelby

Learn how to make a 3D 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 car cake.

In this tutorial, Serdar will show you the basic concepts of how to make a 3D sedan car from start to finish. This tutorial is specifically on how to make a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 2016 model but the same steps can be used to make any sedan car of your choice.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
3D Sedan Car Cake Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Course Material
This PDF document contains blueprints, templates and guides to help make this cake.

Part 1
The Plan
Tools & Materials
Ingredients & Recipes
Carving the Cake
Cutting the Wheel Sockets Out
Making the Parts
Making the Tyres
Making the Badges
Part 2
Coating the Car (1st Layer)
Airbrushing the 1st Layer
Airbrushing the Parts
Coating the Car (2nd Layer)
Airbrushing the 2nd Layer
Cutting the Windows
More Trimming
Assembling & Attaching the Wheels
Making the Lights
Door Handles
Spoilers, Skirts & Details
Rubber Window Frames
Adding the Racing Stripes
Adding the Badges
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
Set of Knives Shop Online
30cm Long straight knife.
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Box Cutter Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Set of Scrapers
Empty Bowl
An empty bowl can be used to do many things like accumulate off-cuts of cake etc.
PVC Pipe Shop Online
For rolling fondant.
Often used to create pillars between cake tiers. Can also be used within the cake to provide extra internal support. Serdar often uses a PVC pipe to roll fondant.
Needle or Pin
Serdar often uses a needle or a pin to remove air bubbles from underneath the fondant when coating a cake. They can also be used to pick up very small objects when decorating.
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Wheel Making Tool
Please watch tutorial for more information.
Perfection Strips Shop Online
3mm, 4mm
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Preferably with small holes.
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Modelling Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Set of Pushers
Please see tutorial for more information.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Cold Spray Shop Online
Special Texture Sheet

For grill.

Cellophane Shop Online
File Dividers
Used to cut templates.
Edible Marker Pens Shop Online
30cm High Pot

Filled with warm/hot water and used to warm the long knife before carving.

Set of Scissors Shop Online
Large Straws Shop Online
Usually for thick drinks like shakes and smoothies.
Edible Pearl Dust Shop Online
Edible Pearl Dust Shop Online
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Special tools
Watch tutorial for more details

- Bent/curved knife
- Wheel plunger set

Recipes & Ingredients
Pastry Margarine Shop Online


This hard margarine is a type of vegetable shortening used to make puff pastry and other pastries. While you might find a similar product from a supermarket, it would probably be quite costly. It is recommended to be purchased from a wholesaler. Here are a couple of links to 2 Australian wholesalers. Frutex and EOI.

Gin or Vodka

Rolled Fondant

1400g White
1100g Gray
20g Red
100g Blue
20g Light orange
400g Black

3 x 1500g

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1500g for sandwiching/layering
1000g for masking

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