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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Aeroplane Cake with picture tutorial

HAPPY 21ST! - Aeroplane Cake
+ Extra Photos on the Steps on Making it! - at the end of this post

My first go at a 3D cake and I'm very happy with it, everything went as planned 


CARAMEL MUD CAKE

WHITE CHOCOCLATE GANACHE
WHITE FONDANT
+ DECORATIONS
+ BOARD COVERED IN FONDANT
+ LETTERS & NUMBERS


The cake

CARAMEL MUD CAKE 
the caramel mud cake made from scratch worked perfectly for my 3D Aeroplane. Use this recipe in 20 by 20 square cake pan.
Visit this website for the caramel mud cake recipe - baker's corner recipe

The ganache

WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
the white chocolate ganache that I used was perfect to create a smooth surface, first a thin crumb coat then the final coat ( use a long spreading spatula dipped in hot water to get your perfectly smooth surface, and a smaller spatula for the smaller areas )

The fondant

WHITE PETTINICE BAKELS RTR FONDANT ICING
I have my 7kg of white fondant that I use but any white fondant will do

The board

BLUE FONDANT
before placing any decorations on, roll out some blue fondant as a rough size of the board. Cut out the shape of the plane from a birds eye view and cut from the back of the plane to the end of the fondant in a straight line. With some water or syrup lightly brush the board with the liquid and wrap the rolled fondant around the plane till the ends meet and blend together with your hands. Smooth it and trim the edges.

The decorations

FONDANT
I had pre-made some of my decorations a week ahead for them to firm up by the time I needed to decorate my cake these decortion were: the wings (all 5), the engines (4), the clouds.
The decorations I made at the end were the windows, numbers,letters, painting the wings.
EXTRA PHOTOS - Picture Method


                        

Step 1 ( Cut your basic shape from a 20 by 20 square cake )
 
Step 2 ( Chilled cake start carving your shape )
Step 3 ( Crumb Coat using ganache and the 'hot knife' method)


Step 4 ( apply your final coat of ganache )













Step 5 ( Smooth the ganache using the 'hot knife' method )
Step 6 ( Cover with rolled White fondant )



Step7 ( Cover board with fondant and begin to apply your decorations you make a week in advance, paint your particular pattern or colours on to the wings with food colouring gel with water. I also placed a dot on each wing with red food pen to look like the lights at the end of the wings )


Step 8 ( Position decorations, if you feel wings need more support use your clouds )


Step 9 ( Cut out windows, numbers and letters and place them on with some water, then make any finishing touches like clearing any cornflour to do this brush water over the cornflour bits lightly )






I hope you found this post interesting and that it could be helpful if you plan on making an Aeroplane cake. I was very happy with the end product and found it a super successful 3D cake.

Comment below if you liked this post or let me know how you went if you made an Aeroplane cake, or even if you have any questions on this cake.
Thank you :)


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3 comments:

  1. This is just what I need thank you any chance you can tell me how many this size was for please?

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  2. This is just what I need thank you any chance you can tell me how many this size was for please?

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  3. Wow this is exactly what I needed well done...

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