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    Default How to make this cake?

    It's my BIL's 40th on the weekend. He's a bus driver so my sister has asked me to make this cake:
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    Just wondering what you think the best way to do it would be? Like a slab cake tin, a bus tin (if they even exist!), or something else? Hoping not to spend too much on it!
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    You'd be able to make it with 2 slab tins.

    Alternatively, cake shops hire out tins and may have a bus shape you could use

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    I would try and hire a tin. We have a business locally that hires out tins and they are super easy to use and they look great. We pay $10 hire and a deposit. Maybe try FB for a local business that is doing this?

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    You could massively cheat and buy some sheet cakes (big rectangle cakes) made from vanilla sponge and stack them and then shape them to the bus shape......

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    If u already have slab tins I'd save the money & use them. 2 slabs- 1 for main part of bus just rounded in the areas then other slab for front of bus and wheels!

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    I'd do 2 slab tins, cut out the template into basic shapes and then cut those shapes out of the cake (freeze the cake before cutting it). I made a castle cake with 3 slab tins and a lot of tooth picks

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    I would do a slab and make a template to cut it out of.

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    Slab tins, draw the shape on grease proof paper and pin to the cake with toothpicks, cut around the design. You could use a buttercream frosting or a roll out fondant to cover it. Do the black lines in icing gel (cake aisle at supermarket) or liquorice straps. Two choc donuts for the wheels and voila!

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    Awesome thanks so much for all the advice! I don't have a slab tin, was thinking of buying one but have contacted a local cake shop this afternoon on your advice who hire them out for $10 so I'll just do that, and will also draw it onto baking paper then cut it that way - good thinking!

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    If you don't want to go the expense of slab tins, you can go to Woolworths Bakery and (possibly even Coles) and ask for a large un-iced slab cake, (I can't remember the exact measurements,) sorry. They are quite cheap and large enough to do the cake you have pictured. I would freeze it before icing etc to make it easier to ice and decorate.
    When I have made similar cakes I trace the design onto baking paper and hold it down with either tooth picks or skewers and use those long licorice straps as the outlines.

    Great cake, perfect for a Bus Driver!


 

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