I was recently asked to make a really awesome car out of RKT and fondant and then ship it to California so the baker could put the car on the cake. I admit I was a little nervous at first but when I saw the photo of the car, I had to jump at the chance. It was so beautiful! I started imagining all the fun I would have putting in all those little details.
I tried to take lots of photos of the process as well as video so I could put together a tutorial on how to make the car just in case anyone was interested. You never know. I’m trying to do more tutorials like the ones I wish I could have found when I was starting out. It seems like you can never find good car tutorials that show you all the details so I tried to include as much of that as possible to help you out.
Here is a quick photo of the finished product.
*note: I achieved the shiny finish to the car by spraying it with water from an airbrush and then placing the car in front of a fan. The fast moving air causes the water to dry faster and leave the surface of the fondant nice and shiny.
The first part of the tutorial shows what tools I used to make the car as well as shaping the RKT, covering it with fondant and adding the details of the car body like the hood, door and trunk indentations. I was able to get some exact specs from the maker of the car himself which was SUPREMELY helpful. If you can get anything like that for whatever type of car you are trying to make, it really makes a difference. Otherwise, you can make your own specs by printing out views of the top, side, back and front and using that as your reference.
The second part of this video focuses mostly on how to make the wheels. This was sort of a long process for me but I had a whole week to work on this topper before I had to mail it out so I took lots of time on all the little details. I’m sure there are other ways of making wheels that would work just as well for you but this is what I did.
The final video shows you how to add all the little details like the bumper, seats, lights etc. By now you should have the hang of how I do things and adapt them to your own car. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful.
Please leave a comment if there are other types of tutorials you would be interested in seeing. I am open to suggestions! Also, if you use this tutorial to make your own car, I would love to see photos! Thanks for watching!