Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monster Truck Birthday Cake

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The monster truck cake is one of those requests that can make you shudder because it is so much work! Sculpting a massive truck body out of cake that has to be suspended and sit perfectly on gigantic wheels is no easy task. At the end of our first full week back in town after the Boston classes, we hit the ground running and Rick made Stylen's birthday cake.

Both the truck body and its wheels were sculpted out of cake. All the detailing on the truck was handmade and painted. Applying fondant on a cake like this in the Hawaiian humidity is always a challenge, but we got lucky that week and the weather cooperated. Whew!

The cake was purchased as a gift for Stylen by the child's aunt. I recall my reaction when I asked her for the child's name. She said "Stylen." I said "Did you say Stylen?". The name was about as perfect as it could be for a lucky child about to be gifted with a "stylin'" amazing monster truck cake! "Yes, Stylen." A child named Stylen and a very difficult, very detailed monster truck cake. We better not screw this up!

Rick estimates he spent 15 hours working on the monster truck cake, and that is a chunk of time to devote to one cake when you have others in the same weekend. The time spent was all worth it in the end. We were so happy with the cake, and Stylen's family loved it as well!

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4 comments:

Sue said...

This truck is INCREDIBLE!

cakelava said...

Thanks so much Sue!

The Lens Chick said...

Wow! If I didn't know any better, I would think this were a toy rather than a cake. It must have been very hard for the family to cut such a masterpiece at the party.

cakelava said...

This cake was one of our most difficult vehicle cakes but well worth the time spent. The family went crazy for it and I imagine it was difficult for them to cut into it. Thank you for the comment!

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