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Coolest Transformer Bumblebee Car Cake 57

by Shelly
(Beaverton, OR)

Homemade Transformer Bumblebee Car Cake

Homemade Transformer Bumblebee Car Cake

Homemade Transformer Bumblebee Car Cake
Homemade Transformer Bumblebee Car Cake

My son was really into transformers, so for his 4th birthday, I knew I wanted some kind of a Homemade Transformer Bumblebee Car Cake. I took a look at this site, and saw some Optimus Prime cakes that I thought were manageable, but of course his favorite was Bumblebee. I had never done a 3D cake or worked with fondant before, but I took a stab at it.

I baked a regular 13x9 cake. I cut out one piece for the bottom and another smaller piece to sit on top, and then carved it as much like a camaro shape as I could. I made it much too small, but we didn't have very many guests, and we cut small pieces. If I were to do it again, I'd definitely make more cake, and make it longer and higher.

I used gel food coloring to color the store bought fondant. I rolled out a piece large enough to cover the whole car, and then cut off the excess. As you can see, it made the bottom kind of a mess, but being my first time working with fondant and all, I didn't know how else to do it. I would love to have made it sit up off the cake plate, but didn't know how to achieve that.

I formed the fondant around the cake, and then used a plastic orange peeler (best tool I had on hand) to add the details. I just winged it with forming the side mirrors and bumper. I used frosting to attach the various details, but now I know I could have just used water, and it wouldn't have made a white mess, so you can learn from my mistakes.

I rolled out black, red and gray fondant, and free handed the shapes for the windows, stripes, lights, wheel covers, etc. Because my cake was so small, I couldn't use Oreo's for the wheels because that would have been totally out of proportion. I can't remember now what I used (this was last years cake). I just wrapped it with black fondant. I should have cut more of the cake out to form a wheel well (if that's what you call it), but ended up just pushing it in as far as I could.

It wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be, and I made a lot of mistakes, but I think it was a good 1st attempt, and my son loved his cake which is always what really counts.

Oh one last thing. I couldn't figure out how to make the logo, so I just printed one and cut it out and pasted it on.

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gorgeous
by: Anonymous

Are you kidding? this is one of the best bumblebee car cakes I have seen. You've done an awesome job, and I hope you dont mind, but im now about to copy yours for my sons 4th birthday! Thanks so much._ Jodie

Best Bumblebee cake with fodant
by: Anonymous

Seriously, one of the best Bumblebee cakes I've seen. I wish I could put fondant on a cake without any creases. It seriously mystifies me! I can never cover a 3D surface with fondant. Maybe I should practice with fabric or something. How did you do it?

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