This is a model of a 427 Chevy big block engine (I sound really smart but I just read the label haha) A very special order that came to me from the lovely Kristina and her then fiance Jim. Jim is a mega car buff and even works in the industry. So of course a replica of his beloved car’s engine was in order for his grooms cake. They even had this snazzy model made for me to work off of! Let me tell you, that is extremely helpful when you know as little as I do about car engines (little meaning zero! haha!) I have to admit, I may have played with the model a little too much. What can I say? I’m amused by shiny objects
So enjoy these pics of the car engine cake. One of my favorite specialty cakes to date! The first is with the model to kind of get an idea of scale. I would say it was near life sized to an actual engine! It weighed well over 100 pounds and was packed with delicious cake (german chocolate, chocolate explosion and yellow cake with fudge filling) The headers, air filter and some other parts that I don’t know the names of were made from rice cereal to ATEMPT at not making the cake any heavier!
I knew there were going to be a lot of car buffs around at this wedding so I really wanted to make sure and get as many details as accurate as possible! I didn’t get to deliver this cake but my lovely assistants tell me that the buffs were indeed impressed. Mission Accomplished!
I could be wrong but I think this cake may stand out a tad next to that wedding cake (which I did not do btw)…no? Maybe it’s just me haha. Check out the back side. Too bad the fan doesn’t turn when you turn that cog! Maybe next time
This is from the bride via facebook:
Your cake was amazing!!! All the car guys loved it. Jim was so excited when he saw it. And just for validation….that thing WAS a BEAST!
Congratulations Kristina and Jeff! I hope you enjoyed your grooms cake as much as I enjoyed making it!