F1 Car cake Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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F1 Car cake
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 17
Decorating time: 2 Half Days (For drying time)
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1. Lesson 1- The Shape

Paul cuts out the planned cake shape of a Formula 1 car out of cardboard (the template are available above when logged in)
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2. The Parts

Paul cuts out the templates for smaller parts of the car, like the spoiler.
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3. Spoilers and Tyres

See how to prepare the parts that will require drying overnight. Paul shows how to design realistic tyres for the car.
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4. Sculpting the Cake

Here you can learn how to cut the cake using an Agbay cutting tool and a knife. See how Paul’s cake takes the shape of Formula 1 car.
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5. Ganache the Cake

Watch closely as Paul shows you how to ganache this complex shape ready for icing.
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6. Smoothing the Ganache

Once the ganache is set it’s time to apply the sugarpaste, follow Paul’s actions on icing this shape successfully.
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7. Icing the Board

Paul uses sugarpaste to create a road and checkered sides for the cake board. This gives the board that race track feel!
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8. Adding Details

Lesson 8 covers the adding of the air intakes, assembling the spoiler with royal icing and marking lines on the cake for later painted details.
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9. Painting

Painting the car and tyres using a new ‘Squires Kitchen’ edible paint.
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10. Transferring the Cake

This lesson shows how to safely transfer the cake to the cake board, be careful!
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11. Mirrors and Details

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12. White Details

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13. Adding the Tyres

Paul builds the front mounting for the tyres out of bamboo sticks and paints it black. He also attaches the back tyres onto the cake.
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14. Spoilers

After an overnight drying session the spoiler is ready to be attached to the cake.
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15. Logos and Ribbon

Almost at the finish line! Paul adds the finishing touches to the cake, the logos and the ribbon.
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16. Other Ideas

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17. Pro Members

Lead the race with this awesome Formula F1 car cake, this cake is sure to be a hit with any F1 Racing fans or just car fans, both young and old and everyone in between. The course is great for intermediate level cake designers and you should allow for two half days when creating this cake due to drying times of certain smaller parts.

Imagine a cake that captures the essence of a Formula 1 car, combining artistic flair with a touch of engineering precision. The base of the cake resembles the sleek chassis of a race car, coated in edible metallic paint, evoking the glamorous world of Formula 1.

The cockpit, made of white chocolate, sits atop the chassis, resembling the driver’s seat of a real race car. The steering wheel is intricately crafted from marzipan, complete with realistic buttons and dials. The driver figure, sculpted from sugar paste, wears a miniature racing helmet and suit, adding a touch of realism to the scene.

The wheels of the cake are skillfully molded from dark chocolate, with intricate spokes and slick tires, reflecting the importance of traction and speed in Formula 1 racing. Edible glitter adorns the wheels, creating a sparkling effect reminiscent of high-octane races under the floodlights.

The rear wing, a crucial aerodynamic component of a Formula 1 car, is meticulously crafted from white chocolate, suspended above the cake’s surface. It mimics the real-life wing’s design, adding an authentic touch to the creation.

The cake incorporates edible elements that symbolize the intense speed and energy of Formula 1 racing. Flakes of gold leaf, scattered around the cake, represent the prestigious nature of the sport. A sugar paste checkered flag, waving triumphantly at the finish line, completes the overall design.

This Formula 1 car cake is a masterpiece that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also pays homage to the exhilarating world of Formula 1 racing. It is a testament to the creativity and skill of the pastry chef, combining art, engineering, and a love for motorsports in a delightful and edible form.

Formula 1 has a huge following and is enshrined as one of the major world sports. Check out the history via the Formula 1 Wiki page. If you are looking for a more sedate means of travel by road, then check out Paul’s Vintage Car cake tutorial on CakeFlix.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  
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