I was asked by a woman at my son's preschool if I could make a homemade Harley Davidson cake for her husband's surprise 39th birthday party. He is a big fan of Harley's (she wanted just the logo). I gave her some ideas and pics of other cakes and she picked one with the logo and flames saying that it looked similar to his tattoo... *light bulb*, I made the homemade Harley Davidson cake to look like his tattoo after getting a picture of it.
The cake itself is a white cake approx 15x15 cut into a hexagonal shape, traditional buttercream frosting. Vanilla chip whipped cream filling. I hand made the Harley logo out of fondant, it took 3.5 hours to do the logo. I used a picture of the Harley logo the exact same size as I wanted to get the scale right. I placed the logo on the cake and added the flames just as they were on his tattoo.
He was very surprised and loved the homemade Harley Davidson cake. Many people were blown away by the logo they thought it was fake. Loved making this one.
This Harley Davidson 50th birthday cake was a labor of love for my husband's 50th birthday. It is actually 1/3 scale of his bike with many hours photographing and measuring his bike to get it in proportion. It is a chocolate liqueur mud cake covered in fondant.
The wheels are sculpted from foam cake dummy rounds with a jigsaw, knife and sanding paper then covered in fondant and detailed. The discs in the wheels are fondant. The spokes are toothpicks.
The handle bars are molded with wire, clear pipe and covered in fondant and all the badges, mirrors, foot pegs, exhausts are all fondant. This was approx 40 hours of work to preparing the frame, wheels and accessories to baking the cake, sculpturing and icing.
There was over $120 (Australian) just in edible silver paint. And would hate to actually work out how much it cost - EEK!!! I hope you like it :)
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I made this Harley Davidson cake for a 50th birthday party. I made the cake with 2 13x9 cakes side by side. One yellow and one chocolate. Then I baked another 13x9 yellow cake and put it one top of the other ones long ways.
I got a picture of the Harley Davidson logo online and enlarged it to the size I wanted the top cake to be. Then printed it out and cut it out to use as a template to cut the cake. I used buttercream frosting.
For the bottom cakes I just frosted them smooth white. For the logo I used a 18 tip. For smaller writing I used a 16 tip. For the bike I found it in the toy department with the match box cars.
This Harley Birthday Cake was for my boyfriend, I surprised him at work.
The cake is funfetti cake from scratch from a recipe I found online, the icing is buttercreme from a recipe I got from a Wilton cake class.
I took a picture of the Harley emblem and cut it out of a 1/4 sheet cake, sliced in half, iced it with buttercreme. Bottom was a half sheet cake. Again cut in half and iced it. Then did orange and black shell tip border. Everyone loved the cake except the black stained your teeth.
The picture in the corner was a smaller picture of what I used to trace out the top layer. Thought the corner was boring since the toy bike was in the other so I stuck it there.