This cake was sour cream chocolate cake iced in a vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream covered in white chocolate fondant.
The design started out as just a simple race car cake, however, it ended up being a request for a "Webber cake". I don't watch car racing so I initially had no idea what that even was!
For those who may not know, Mark Webber is an Australian Formula 1 driver who is sponsored by Red Bull and his racecar is far from simple! I couldn't get the same level of detail on the cake but I did try to add the colors, emblems, etc so that it would be similar to Webber's car.
The cake board was covered in grey fondant and the red fondant lettering was added. The cake was carved out of an 8" square of cake but pieces were added to the end of the car to make it longer. I'd estimate that it was probably 10" long by about 7" wide. The detail work and the tires were all done with fondant.
Happy 3rd Birthday, Lachlan - I hope you liked your cake!
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