3D Vintage Car Cake

$700 - $800

Learn how to make a detailed 3D 1934 Packard vintage car cake.

In this tutorial, Serdar demonstrates how to make a realistic 3D 1934 Packard Vintage Car Cake. You will learn a special way to create your own mould that will form the 4 mud guards of the car. You will also learn a method to create realistic wheels, that can of course be used for any car cake project.

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 Vintage Car Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help make this cake.

Part 1 - Introduction & Parts
Tools & Materials
Recipes & Ingredients
The Plan
Making the Mud Guards Mould
Making the Mud Guards
Making the Wheels (Part 1)
Making the Lights, Mirrors & Horns
Making the Suspension Springs
Making the Wheel Covers
Making the Bumper Bars
Making the Door Handles
Making the Rear Racks
Part 2 - Carving & Coating the Cake
Making the Cake
Coating the Cake
Making the Wheels (Part 3)
Making the Front Grill
Silver Work
Part 3 - Assembling
Introduction to Assembling
Making the Base
Finishing Parts
Placing the Cake
Attaching the Wheels
Attaching the Grill & Lights
Final Attachments
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
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Preferably with small holes.
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
80mm, 60mm, 50mm, 45mm, 17mm
PVC Pipe Shop Online
50mm (internal diametre) - 1 x 80mm long, 1 x 25mm
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.
Basic Stationary
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Marker Pen
Set of Brushes Shop Online
One with very fine tip
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Set of Knives Shop Online
Razor Blade
Craft Knife Shop Online
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Hard Pastry Margarine
Water Spray Bottle
Modelling Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Pizza Cutter Shop Online
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
20cm long (for marking lines)
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Piece of Clean Sponge
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Set of Scrapers
Firm and flexible
Rubber Scraper
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
2 X 240mm by 75mm by 50mm, 2 X 150mm by 75mm by 50mm, 1 X 550mm by 200mm by 5mm
Semi Transparent File Seperators
For cutting out templates
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
600mm x 400mm (9mm thick) - Coated with black material
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 .
Sandpaper Shop Online
Raw Spaghetti
Hot Glue Gun Stick
Thin Cardboard
Or a Cake Box
A thin card board like the ones that make a white cake box, a post card or a business card.
Sticky Tape Shop Online
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Edible Pearl Dust Shop Online
Edible Silver Lustre Dust
Edible Silver & Gold
Recipes & Ingredients


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.

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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]

1200g Red,
300g Grey,
800g Black

A thick sugar paste, similar to gum paste, that can be molded into different shapes and forms. When dried, it is hard and brittle. Unlike gum paste, pastillage dries much quicker and stronger. Made with gelatine, water...[read more]

Rolled Fondant

1000g Red,
150g Beige,
150g Blueish Grey,
50g White

White Chocolate Wikipedia


Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.
Dark Chocolate Wikipedia


Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.


  • I used the tutorial to make a cake and came auto amazing, my best project so far. However I used my own cake recipe, it was a little to fluffy by I made is work.

  • Your videos are better than thrillers!

  • I am speechless, can’t find wonderful words as much as your amazing projects as your soul.
    Thank you Master-chef and God bless you

  • Thx for a great tutorial. My only problem was with the sound, I had my tablet on maximum but I found I was struggling to hear what was being said.

  • Thank you sir for this amazing tutorial!!!

  • Dear yeners I saw you baking your cake directly on boxes .its very interesting for me this idea .just want to know if I can cook all kind of carton box in oven or there is specific ones .I want to try but am afraid to burn all the kitchen .please tell me how to cook that and if there is no risk for the box to burn inside the oven .thanks

    • Okay, I understand your concern. Our sponge baking temperature basically around 200 c degrees. That is not hot enough heat to lid fire unless you place the box directly in front of the flame. You can not use thin paraffinized cardboards. I use plain corrugated cardboard boxes which are used for food packing and always lined with baking paper inside. Avoid using staples that could be dangerous. I use flour and water pulp as glue. Use little clips to hold the flaps which are glued with flour pulp. You can remove the clips in an hour or two. Another good thing is there is less possibility to overbake the base of the sponges or cakes.

  • Im looking forward to this one as well 🙂

  • This is going to be awesome! Can’t wait…

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