This is a cake I banged out for my friend/coworker’s birthday last night. Wayne is the guy I go to see most of my action/nerdy movies with because our wives won’t go. So I owed him cake. He’s also a very proud Harley rider, so he got a tire shaped like his bike wheel. I didn’t spend as long as I should have on this cake, and it kind oh shows. There are things that I’m super pleased with, but also things I’m not as proud of. Here’s a break down!
When using fondant, I tend to over-frost the cake itself. Everyone loves frosting right? But then the fondant tends to bulge and squish, and you kind of get a lumpy cake, aaaaand it doesn’t look as great.
I could have cleaned up the spokes better.
I should have absolutely cut the gray wheel with a circle pattern instead of trying to freehand it after I put it on the cake. That is NOT a circle, yo.
The treads(barely visible) were a good idea, but I did them so slap-dash that they don’t look well done at all.
The letters could be better, but I was using a #1 tip, which is freaking tiny, and super hard.
I managed to get the cake covered with a single piece of fondant with no rips or tears on the FIRST TIME I TRIED. That’s big for me.
I love the marbled fondant look, I think that’s just super cool.
I feel like I did a good job cutting out the wheel shape. You tread a fine line between cutting deep enough to get through the top layer of fondant, but without cutting through/scoring the second layer.
I like how it turned out overall. And again, I spent less than an hour on this(I was crunched for time), so I’m pleased with how it came out. Happy Birthday Wayne-o!