3D V8 Supercar Cake with Decals

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Learn how to make a 3D racing car cake with decals.

In this tutorial, I show you how to create a 3D racing car cake with decals. I have done a few car cake tutorials in the past but I even find myself doing something different each time. I also wanted to show you how to create a racing car cake with all the colorful stickers and decals using edible printed images. I will go through my steps as a guidance so you can incorporate them for your own needs. I am sure you will find some tips and tricks in this tutorial that I have not shown in past car cake tutorials I have done.

Note: Decal prints are not provided with this tutorial.

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 V8 Supercar Cake with Decals Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.
Basic Steps of a 3D Car Cake with Decals
A general guide for steps to take when making a 3D car cake with decals.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:18:49
Introduction
2:17
Tools and Materials
2:41
Planning
15:38
Preparing Parts
10:24
Making the Wheels
14:53
Making the Mirrors
6:03
Shaping the Cake
26:05
Part 2
1:51:47
Day 2
18:39
Coating the Cake
23:19
Metallic Airbrushing
1:23
Further Coating
7:13
Preparing the Sugar Decals, Wheels and Spoiler
7:13
Removing the Wheel Sockets
22:36
Adding Body Kit Skirting
5:32
Adding the Decals
10:56
Adding Lights and Spoiler
11:27
Final Thoughts
2:12
Total Duration
3:10:37

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
Planning & Templates
  • Flipchart sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • Semi transparent silicon baking sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • White cellophane sheets (70cm x 50cm, on side matt)
  • Basic stationary (pencils, marker pens, ruler etc.)
  • Semi transparent plastic file separators
  • Plastic sleeves
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Edible image printing set
Car wheel making set

See picture provided in course material.

Airbrush Set Shop Online
For silver and pearl lustre dust mixed with alcohol
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Indenting tools

See picture provided in course material.

Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Bowl for offcuts
Deep pot for knifes
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick 60cm by 40cm coated with black velvet and cellophane
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
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Rolled Fondant

1500g White
1kg Black
50g Orange
50g Red

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

500g Black

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