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Mini Cooper Cake by hobbitchef Mini Cooper Cake by hobbitchef
final shot of my rocket mini cooper ski jump cake (inspired by top gear)
both car and "ski jump" are vanilla cake with buttercream icing covered w/ fondant and royal icing

the barrier is just marshmallows held together by royal icing
the candles represent the "rockets" (and are sparkler candles)

here's the vid of the inspiration: [link]
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SiddyQ Apr 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
yay! Best show ever! Great job on the cake! It looks soo cool!
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:iconhobbitchef:
and thanks for the :+fav:!
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:iconhobbitchef:
hah absolutely and thanks!
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SiddyQ Apr 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think my best friend and I might attempt that cake...or something like it for her husband's birthday. He's a HUGE fan of the show...any tips?
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not sure how experienced you are so I'll just give ya all the details

I started by baking 3-9"X12" sheet cakes (about 1.5" tall after trimming) ... cut those in half (9x6) and layered em with buttercream - 2 layers for ramp, 3 for car

I stuck those in the freezer until they were pretty solid so I could shape them as best I could w/ a sharp serrated knife (made the car slightly thinner than ramp)

iced everything then base fondant layer

the windows I cut out of black and glued on with water/royal icing (whichever nearest) the grill, logo and lights were all just fondant shapes with royal icing detail that I painted with silver luster dust (mixed with vodka)
the black around the bottom and silver bumpers are glued on top of the red layer and all the wheel detail was just piped royal icing

everything's outlined with royal icing

mixed a tiny ball of dark blue fondant w/ white to get the marbly "ice" for the ski jump

other than that best advice is make sure your fondant isn't too thick/heavy but don't let it get too thin/dry either (my red was cracking/ripping before it was on the car while my blue/white was perfect gah)

and I didn't assemble car and ski jump until right before we were going to light the candles so nothing would squish (although I did use 4 dowels for support)

also I happened to find some cheap "sparkler" candles for the "rockets" that sparked and relit themselves so that was a convenient find

I think that's mostly it... it was a good amount of cake for our get together (about 8-10? of us only ate about half the ski jump so the mini could be admired and saved for later)
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SiddyQ Apr 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Omg thank you so much! My friend is going to totally flip (provided we can make this) thank you, thank you, thank you!
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:iconhobbitchef:
no problem...hope everything goes well!
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SiddyQ May 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
so Do I! I'll show you are attempts after we've made this sucker! Thanks again!
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:iconmadfox43:
Want to eat so it go fast fast to my tummy.
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