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3-D Cruiser Cake


What better way to celebrate getting a driver?s license than with the 3-D Cruiser Cake. Change the color of the icing to match the new driver?s dream car.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

Tint 1 1/4 cups black (thin 1/4 cup with 3/4 teaspoon of light corn syrup)Tint 3/4 cup gray (use small amount of black; thin 1/4 cup with 3/4 teaspoon of light corn syrup)Tint 1/4 cup yellow (thin with 3/4 teaspoon of light corn syrup) 4. Use tip 16 and gray icing to cover bumpers with stars.   5. Ice headlight areas smooth with thinned yellow icing. 6. Use tip 3 and yellow icing to pipe in taillights (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch) 7. Use tip 21 and blue icing to cover car with stars. 8. Use tip 3 and blue icing to pipe dot door handle.

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 3 1/2 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 1 1/4 cups blue

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Ice window areas smooth with thinned black icing.

Step 3

Use tip 21 and black icing to pipe swirl tires.

Step 4

Ice hubcap areas smooth with thinned gray icing.

Step 5

Baking Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil). Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered.

Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces. Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan. Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking. To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

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Royal Blue Icing Color

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

light corn syrup

light corn syrup

cornstarch

cornstarch

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Cake Board

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Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.

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3-D Cruiser Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the first cakes I made, made it for my son's 25th birthday, decorated it as a VW Beetle race car... turned out great, used this as a topper for a large slab cake, my son loved it so much that he ate the cake around it, and saved the car... Phat Cat Cake creations in Penticton is where I get my supplies and my encouragement ! They were awesome in helping me through my first attempts, and it was a huge success !! Photos were posted on the facebook page for PhatCat.. Anyone attempting to make a 3D cake of this kind will not be disappointed, it was a simple pan to use and the cake turned out just perfect !!
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After the cake was prepared and placed on the cardboard I covered it in buttercream icing. I then prepared my fondant a med. blue and placed it on the car. I cut out all the windows and replaced the pieces with black edible sheets that I cut. I went around each window in silver (gray), it had yellow headlights, red taillights, the number 07 on both doors, the hood, the trunk, and the top of the car. There was also a racing stripe down the middle of the car and license plates . It had black tires with white rims. I rolled some fondant to go around the bottom to cover anything where the fondant met the cardboard. This was my first try with the car and everyone loved it! I enjoyed making it.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made my dad this cake for his birthday using the NASCAR driver Kyle Busch. It turned out really cute and gave me great experience using differant tips and techniques. I will definately use this pan again and again. I have so many ideas for this pan and can't wait to use it again. I now know that I need to have my decorating idea laid out before hand to cut down the time it took me to decorate it the first time I used it. I have had several requests from friends and family to use this pan for upcoming celebrations.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a friends, sons third birthday. I rented the pan from my local Bulk Barn for one dollar, a lot cheaper then buying it and I don't have to store it some where in hopes that I need to make another. It was very easy to make. I placed the cake of a foil wrapped cardboard were I used coconut,dyed green, for grass. And crushed Oreo cookies for the road. Turned out great!
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I mad this cake yesterday for my neighbours second birthday with a few changes he thought it was amazing and so did everyone else. I was worried that some parts of the cake would dry out due to the cake cooking unevenly but it didn't it was still lovely and moist I did have to cook it for an extra 20 mins tho. I can't wait to try and make the golf cart for my dads birthday :)
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this pan first for a birthday cake for my mentally challenged step son who love nascar. It made a great race car and he loved it. The next time I used it for my twin grandsons when they turned 15 and got their learners permit for driving. I turned it into a student driver's ed car and it was a huge success. This pan is very easy to adopt to your ideas.
Date published: 2011-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from One off my earliest attempts at a 3D cake and I cut the top off and turned in into The Big Red Car from The Wiggles - my son LOVED it! I have also covered it in fondant rather than buttercream and painted it to look just like the car my for my cousin had just bought when she turned 18. There are so many options with this pan and they always impress!
Date published: 2011-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This cake took about 6 hours. I don't like boxed cakes, so I made a chocolate one from scratch. I greased the pan according to the instructions and the cake fell in half and stuck to the pan. (I think because it was more dense than a no-substance box cake). It was a mess and very stressful and took a long time to 'glue' with frosting. I then had to do a crumb coat because of the mess. I'd like to have a recipe for these moulds that are not out of a box and wish wilton would provide one. Not only do I think it's important to look nice I actually want my guests to eat it. Thankfully I put a baking sheet underneath the rack in the oven because it overflowed also. I made this into a police car for my son's 4th birthday. I put a red flashing LED light on top, his name on the hood and number on the roof. I put a police man on top of a matchbox (the battery was underneath), and spiderman on top of the cake. It looked awesome. I just wish it hadn't took until 2am.
Date published: 2012-10-03
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