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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: None

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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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One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.

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3-D Cruiser Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing... Better than I thought it would be I bought this 3D cruiser cake pan for my son's birthday. I was very apprehensive at first but it turned out great. My family doesn't eat eggs so it was challenging​. I used 1 package Betty crocker chocolate fudge cake mix, and I package sherrif chocolate pudding and pie mix. I used paneriso egg replaces to replace the eggs (equivalent of 3 eggs), I/3 cup oil and 1 1/4 cup milk. Unfortunately the bottom sunk a bit and it took longer to bake (350 degrees farenheit, middle rack in the oven). It took an hour to fully cook through (but is still moist and yummy) and the shape holds up Really Really well. I used Wilton cake release for the first time today and it was amazing!!!! The cake slid out of the pan so easily and hardly any crumbs/mess. I will for sure always use Wilton cake release going forward. I will be making this Cake again and again !
Date published: 2017-06-16
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 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
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