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by Tori
(New Hampshire)

Homemade Police Cake

Homemade Police Cake

Homemade Police Cake
Homemade Police Cake
Homemade Police Cake

This Homemade Police Cake was made for my cousin's birthday, who I'm sure you can guess, is a police officer. I had a hard time finding any cop/pig cakes out there so I found clipart images online to use for inspiration. I had used the Wilton 3-D car cake pan for my son's birthday so I knew that's where I wanted to start. I had never wrapped a cake in fondant before so it was all new.

I found a picture of the police cruiser's from his town and used that as a reference. About a week before the cake was made, I started working on the pig. I used an approximate 75% gumpaste, 25% fondant mixture to sculpt with. Again, I used an internet image as a reference. When the time came to make the cake, I made the car as well as a sheet cake for the ground. I ended up taking the extra cake from when I leveled the sheet cake and stacked it to give myself extra cake to fit both the car and the sitting pig on. I originally wanted to wrap the ground in fondant as well, but I didn't have enough on hand. So, I frosted the ground in buttercream and rolled out some gray fondant that was made from left over black and white fondant. I placed it on the edge of the cake and rolled out some yellow fondant for the dotted lines. I lightly scored the road so I had a straight edge to line the dashes up with and applied them with a little bit of water to adhere. Then my husband held up the police car over the cake where I wanted it to go while I held up a doughnut (tire) to get the correct height for my supports. I placed 4 supports just inside where the tires would be and 2 more in the middle for added support. I added a little bit of grass using the grass tip and green buttercream frosting.

I didn't assemble the cake until I got to the location of the party. When assembling, I placed the cruiser on top of the supports. I then took 4 chocolate frosted doughnuts and put lollipop sticks just into the doughnut and slide them into the cake. Then I placed the pig leaning up on the cruiser and placed a few extra donuts around him. Finally, I added a little bit more grass around the pig. It was a big hit at the party!

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