I made this Tank cake for my son's 8th birthday, he loves army and pretending to be a soldier so what a great idea for a special unique cake which i got from the website.
I looked at everyone's ideas and this was my finished product.I used a loaf tin for the turret and cut a square out of the base. After the cakes cooled I heated some jam and left to cool, while I rolled out the icing (I used the ready to roll stuff to get smooth edges.) I spread the cooled jam over the cakes and put the rolled icing once shaped I cut the excess icing off.
I mixed red and green food colouring to get the colour. I added a bit of icing sugar to the food coluring as I found with just the colouring it was running and didn't look right.
I used chocolate buttons for the wheels and curly wurlys for the tracks and a twirl for the barrel of the gun. Finally to finish off I used a toy soldier(legs removed)and crushed Shreddies cereal for the ground.
My son loved it and so did all his friends. It was well worth making!
i baked a half sheet cake, cut it in half and filled the two sides. from there, i cut the filled piece in half. one half i used for the bottom piece. the other side i used three quarters of for the second layer of the tank. i used a large round cutter to cut out the final layer of the tank. i iced each layer, separately, in chocolate icing, then stacked them. then i used green spray on food color to create an easy camo print. oreo wheels, brown fondant track, black liquorish for treads and various embellishments. the fondant track was a bit tricky, but after the first one, it was easy. just roll it out in long thin strips. lay the strips down next to the tank. place your oreo wheels on top and wrap it around. use scissors to trim the fondant, if needed. be sure to place a piece of liquorish tread over the seam. use reserved chocolate icing for trim and "rivets". the cannon is one of those cookie stick things.
My son wanted a tank cake for his 10th birthday. I looked at several ideas directly from this site and modified to come up with the final creation.
I used a small baking dish for the main body of the tank and a meatloaf pan for the upper portion. I sculpted both so the scale would be appropriate. I used black gel to create the pattern and then filled in with the different icing colors.
I used Oreos for the hatch on the top and for the wheels. I also found chocolate covered tootsie rolls for the track. The most challenging was the gun. I came upon a chocolate covered nestle crunch stick.
The cake was a hit and everyone was so impressed. The cake was not that difficult to create. I mixed the black and green icing colors with gel food coloring but only used chocolate icing for the brown.
I am a 15 year old boy and I was trying to decide what to get my little brother for his birthday. He told me that he wanted a tank cake. So I got on this website and got some ideas and it turned out great.
I used a regular pound cake for the entire structure of the cake. I used cream cheese icing on the entire cake and just used food coloring to give it various colors to look camouflaged. I used Oreo cookies to make the tires of the tank.
I used a candle covered in black cream cheese icing as the gun of the tank. My little brother loved it and he wants to have a new homemade cake every year.