Sunday, June 28, 2015

Red Ferrari Cake

Brady suggested we do something special for our friend Randy’s birthday this year. Besides a nice meal, why not make him a car cake? First I did a feasibility study; that is I got a picture of his car,
and found a similar matchbox car from which to make a model.
I baked a rectangular cake and cut it into the proper shape,
then I covered the cake with a layer of Vienna Cream Frosting (see recipe below).
Next came a layer of red fondant,
followed by black and grey fondant.
Finally I added the wheels (round fondant-covered sugar cookies) and insignia.
Brady came up with the idea to put the candles on a stack of tires.
Not an exact scale model of the car, but I was pleased enough with the outcome!

Vienna Cream Frosting
½ cup (100 g) butter or margarine
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups (200 g) powdered sugar 

Have butter at room temperature, cream together with milk and vanilla, then add half the powdered sugar and beat well. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and beat until well blended.

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