Hello all! So for my cake this week I decided to make a NASCAR Cake! It was so much fun. I covered it in black fondant. Created a yellow ball border, and made a cute little fondant car, flags, and the NASCAR logo! It turned out really well. The cake was for my boyfriend’s dad, a huge NASCAR fan, and he loved it! The cake was chocolate (of course) and tasted fabulous!
First I made the little fondant car. I did this by rolling out black fondant 1/4 inch thick, and cutting out small circles. I used a dowel rod to make tiny circle imprints in the center of the black circle cutouts. The car base was made by manipulating a medium circle of fondant into a car-like shape. I glued on the tires using gum glue adhesive, and then made the tiny helmet and glues that on as well. I then made the car “wing” by using my ribbon cutter. I attached it to the car using a toothpick.
I am getting better at icing a cake! I coloured the icing grey (I wanted dark – I meant to make it black but I learned I probably should have coloured chocolate instead of regular vanilla buttercream, but oh well, maybe next time).
Then, I made the flag. This took the longest, as it meant working with very thin fondant and doing alot of measuring.
Any then, the ball border. Love this. I used the medium circle fondant cutter from Wilton, cut the fondant circle in half, and then rolled it into a ball. I made a little over 50 balls to cover the 8 inch cake.
I started the logo, by cutting a 1.5 inch strip of multiple colours of fondant with my ribbon cutter. The fondant was rolled out to less than 1/16th of an inch thick.
I added the letters, making them by using a silicone mold.
And there you have it! A NASCAR cake! Next week I’ll be making a 50th birthday cake for my best friend’s parent’s combined birthday party! It’s going to be 2-tiered….eek. I’m excited to try this!! Wish me luck. It involves dowel rods…and…stuff…I’m sure it will be fine…I hope hehe.