Note: I didn't make this cake. But the picture is good so that you can see the details. I do not know who made it. I took this picture at a cake show many years ago. I have made MANY almost like it through the years!
Ice any smooth parts first. (I ice the "windows" smooth - gray (piping gel for shine, if you like), and a place on the side of the truck bed for writing- optional).
Outline in a contrasting color, around windows, etc. using tip #5.
Decorate with the star fill-in method, or as desired. using tip #18 or #21.
Add yellow headlights, red tail lights, decorate the wheels. Add a door handle, tip 5.
OTHER "TOUCHES": I always add green "grass" (tip #233) and our Sprinkle flowers along the road sides. You could also add a black "road" on the 19x14" cardboard, if you like.
Add your message on the bed of the truck.
*Don’t just do "semis.". Other cakes can turn into "fire trucks, cars, mail trucks.
Here is another version of a semi...from
Becky R (OH)
She brushed the truck with pearl dust (click highlighted to order) after the icing crusted well. The rest of the directions above apply. Its always nice to see another version for ideas!
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Long Loaf Pan #2105-1588
Mini Loaf Pan #2105-9791
Tips: 2 and 3
Candy Melting Plate #1904-8016
Alphabet Candy Mold #2115-1563
15" Parchment Triangles
Icing Sculptor™ #2104-12
19 x 14 in. Cake Board
Assorted 2 1/2" Celebration Candles
5 craft blocks 1 1/2 in. high x 1 in. wide x 3 3/4 in. long
Icing Colors: Black, Lemon Yellow, Golden Yellow,
Coating Chocolate: Red, Green, Blue
Chocolate sandwich cookies
Makes: Cake serves 19.
*Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shade shown.
Cover craft blocks with foil. Cut cake board 3 3/4 in. wide x 19 in. long and cover with foil. Attach craft blocks to cake board with melted candy. Set aside.
In advance, mold candy balloons in Candy Melting Plate. Mold candy message letters in Alphabet Candy Mold. To make balloon strings, pipe freehand on waxed paper covered board with melted candy in cut parchment bags. Refrigerate all candy pieces until set. Unmold and set aside.
Bake and cool 3 mini loaves and 1 long loaf cake. Place long loaf on cake board and ice smooth. Use yellow blades in Icing Sculptor™ to smooth sides of trailer.
Stack 2 mini loaves for front cab
and 1 for engine; ice smooth with spatula. Outline and pipe-in tip 3 windows
(smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Outline and pipe-in front bumper with tip 3 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe-in front grill with tip 2.
Pipe tip 3 hubcaps on cookies and attach to craft blocks with melted candy.
Attach candy balloons, strings and
message to truck with icing. Position candles.