Aye GGG friends,
Listening to: Surrender – The Used
Last year my nephew turned 5 and of course again, my sister asked me to make a cake. My nephew is a crazy fan of The Transformers. His favourite; Bumblebee. At the time though, I decided to create an edible model of Optimus Prime instead as he is the most recognizable character from The Transformers. Well, here it is!
I apologize for the lack of tutorial pictures.
For this cake, I baked the cake out of pre-made rainbow cake mix.
I rolled out white fondant and with using french vanilla icing placed a thin layer of white fondant along the base of the cake. To cover the imperfections of the lining of the fondant, I piped light blue icing along the edges.
Out of fondant, I cut out shapes to form the symbol of the Autobots and fire. The fondant had harden as I had left the fondant out for a couple of days. I don’t recommend this as it was fairly difficult to cut when serving the cake.
Symbol of Autobots: Knead black food colouring into white fondant and then roll out the fondant into a quarter inch thick. While the fondant is still soft, cut the shapes of Autobots. Then slightly spread out the shapes to emphasize the lining of the shapes. Paint black food colouring onto the cake base and place the cutouts on top of the black food colouring.
Fire: Roll out the fondant into a quarter inch thick and while the fondant is soft cut out the fire into fire shapes. Originally, I had kneaded orange food colouring into the fondant but as the fondant hardened the orange lightened and the shapes didn’t look as appealing so I painted red food colouring onto the shapes. Ice the shapes onto the base of the cake.
I found the sides of the cake base to be too plain so I painted the symbol of Autobots using blue food colouring.
I wasn’t very happy with the outcome of this model.
Optimus Prime: Shape the rice krispies into shapes of Optimus Prime. Ice the rice krispies shapes and place the fondant onto the shapes then paint the fondant with food colouring. To hold the shapes together, I stuck barbeque sticks into the shapes. The top of the Optimus Prime was too heavy so, I couldn’t stand Optimus.
Here was the end result!
I remember when serving one of kids, he dropped his piece onto the floor. How fun!
“Don’t fear the reaper” – Pierce the Veil