Fire Truck Cake

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    I had so many problems making this cake.
    I don't know why I agreed to take this order as i do not have much experience with cakes and cupcakes are more my thing.
    The baking went well but the ganache and covering with fondant went horribly wrong.
    I managed to ganache the cake with sharp edges(took me most of the day) and set it aside overnight to cover with fondant the next day.
    The ffg day temp hit over 35 degrees(havn't installed an aircon as yet)and my ganache began melting.
    I was really panicking and in the end I had to scrap out most of the ganache and leave a very thin layer.
    I have not covered a cake in fondant for over a year and I also don't have much experience in covering with fondant.
    I had made up a batch of red and white fondant few days before.
    I covered the center piece of cake first ,that went well but the red cracked and stretched and looked awful.
    I removed the fondant and tried again ,rolling out more.
    Same thing happen:(
    I had some bakels pettinice and decided to colour and use that(it's now 11.00 pm).
    Same thing happened when I covered.
    I decided to cover my untidy work with strips of silver but the edges still showed the cracks and I couldn't do much about that.
    The cake was to feed 25 people but this cake turned out huge and I think fed around 35-40.

    I was not happy with this cake at all but
    my customers loved it (phew)and the dad even said"it's the best bday cake my son had."
    I received a message the ffg day from the little boys mum that the cakes and cupcakes tasted divine.

    View of the other side of the fire truck is here www.flickr.com/photos/shamsd/5504860309/

    ♥Dot Klerck....♥, tinamariebakes, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Sweet Tiers 38 months ago | reply

      Love this fire truck! It looks all nice and clean and innocent on it's board..you'd never know you had such a hard time with it! It looks fabulous!

    2. YalinCreations [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      What a hard work! It looks wonderful :)

    3. Sugary Goodness (Kim) 38 months ago | reply

      I have done a firetruck....it is a lot of work and details! You did an excellent job! I'm sorry you had problems...but it looks wonderful!! You did it!!

    4. ~Très Chic Cupcakes by ShamsD~ 38 months ago | reply

      THANK YOU dear flickr friends for those kind words:)
      Chris and Dot,thank you for those tips and i'll keep those in mind .
      Really appreciate the comments and tips ladies!!

    5. Milena ❧ 38 months ago | reply

      Fabulous, Shams! Perfect to the very last detail!

    6. HoneyBee KT 38 months ago | reply

      Wow... This is brilliant!
      I'm sorry to hear of the troubles you had making this cake... but it honestly doesn't show! :)

    7. faithybakes 38 months ago | reply

      Looks perfect to me! Sorry to hear you had so much trouble making it, but i agree with everyone above, that it doesn't show..i can't see any flaws only perfection and lots of amazing details!

    8. say it with cupcakes 38 months ago | reply

      Well done Shams! What an amazing job! You too hard on yourself:)

    9. The Partiologist 38 months ago | reply

      What a fantastic cake and the details.....I love it!

    10. .:aNNa:. 38 months ago | reply

      trust me shams, ur magical touch never fail to make me goes "oooohhh"..."wahhhh" =)

    11. R o s a l i a 38 months ago | reply

      at the ned the customer was happy .. ;)

      good work Shams <3

    12. Lisa Templeton 38 months ago | reply

      Shams if I was asked to do a firetruck I would be absolutely terrified! You have done an incredible job and it has turned out fantastically with such amazing little details! So sorry it was such a stressful cake but you did a brilliant job!!!! xxx

    13. Sweet-Tooth-Fairy 38 months ago | reply

      It looks perfect and so neat Shams.. I would never have known what you gone through.. and I can feel your frustrations, I am still in this boat, experimenting with different brands of fondant.. somehow my fondant coverage work has deteriorated since being here.. so gotta buck up and practice more (but people still prefer buttercream here.. sigh!)

    14. Rafa Pereira 38 months ago | reply

      Very obliged for the affection, its work is pretty!
      Kisses

      Rafa

    15. bronte.cakes (Bron) 38 months ago | reply

      It looks great Shams, Shame it gave you so much trouble but it does look amazing!

    16. cupcake d'vine 37 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgous my friend u outdone yourself

    17. micicart [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

      I stopped by to see what you've done lately and was showing my son your cakes and he wanted to see this one. I am just so sorry you had to go through so much trouble making it. 10 stars from me and my kid for the cake:)

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