My husband's cousin was getting married and his wife-to-be really wanted something original for the groom's cake. Of course they are really big into Harley Davidson motor cycles and she asked me to come up with something.
I used a vanilla boxed cake mix and Wilton butter cream icing for this Harley Davidson cake. Note: The already mixed black icing gives best results. I can never get it as black as the already made kind. If anyone has and suggestions, please share. I simply cut the shape out of a sheet cake, free handed as you can you tell. It looked OK though. Everything was done in piped stars # 17. Except for the lettering which was tip number three.
This cake was pretty easy. I have gotten requests for several more since it was a big hit at the wedding. The hardest part is getting the cake to stay together after you cut it into the emblem of Harley Davidson. I suggest using a template printed from your computer to get an exact cut out. I really did not notice that there was such a big difference in the two sides until I took an actual picture of the cake. This was a trial run and of course I did not charge for this cake.
It was really fun to see everyone's positive reaction though. I also made their 6 tiered wedding cake which went over well. Hope someone out there can use this idea for someone special.
I made this Harley birthday cake in my home kitchen for my husband's 40th birthday. He loves his Harley so this cake was a big hit. This cake was on of my favorites that I've made to date.
I made two cakes, a 10in and a 8in. I layered each cake and filled the center with a layer of icing. Then I covered both cakes with a layer of icing then fondant. To stack put straws in the center of the bottom cake to hold the weight of the top cake (this is every important). The Harley logos are all cut out by hand and placed on the cake with a little water.
The tank is shaped out of rice cereal then covered with fondant and painted black. The Harley logo on the tank is just a sticker (not edible). The road is painted in by hand and I cut white stripes for the center line. The nuts and bolts were formed from the inside of sockets (new) and painted silver with food paint from Walmart.
The letters I bought a sheet of fondant letters at Walmart (I cant cut letters that good) and finally the big Harley logo at the top was just printed out and glued double sided onto a dowel rod and inserted into the cake.
Everyone loved this cake and it was very easy to make. The longest thing was forming the nuts and bolts.
I made this Harley birthday cake for a friend's 60th birthday. He really likes Harley Davidson and his wife wanted something special. It was vary easy to make.
I started with 2 twelve inch yellow cakes and iced them with cream cheese icing. Then I rolled out some black butter cream fondant, and placed it over the cake. I took a pizza cuter and rolled it on the sides to make it look like tier tread. I used some white fondant and added just a little black food coloring to make gray, rolled it out and cut a circle out of it for the hub.
Then I took a circle cookie cutter to cut the little circles. Placed it in the center of the cake. Then I took some white fondant and mixed red and orange food coloring to make the flames. I used the rest of the red to cut out the letters on the top that spell out Harley Davidson. I printed the Harley logo out on paper and cut it out and used it as a stencil. The black letters are sugar paper that I got at Wal-Mart.