Carwash Cake

Friday, February 25, 2011

One of the things I love about Mr. Right is that he is so creative. Most of the time its graphics and web design but lately he's come up with some really cool designs using all kind of things. 

This past weekend it was with fondant!  

Having a son who is Autistic has juiced up Mr. Right's creativity. Little Monkey loves anything that spins. And right now he's on a car wash kick. He eats, sleeps, and plays car washes. If he's not eating pasta that looks like spinning brushes, he's watching them via You Tube on the iPhone, or making my mop heads into what he calls "sqeegieers". 

So when LM turned 6 it was inevitable that we were going to be faced with the challenge of making him a cake with a car wash theme. 

Now I am not very good with icing and fondant at all. But Mr. Right was bound and determined to make his son one happy birthday boy. 
He spent a few days researching and asking his co-workers about it and then dove in. 

The base of the car wash is Rice Krispie treats that he wrapped in fondant that he colored blue. The only thing I contributed to was to smooth out the seams. I was too afraid I'd mess it up. 

Next he placed three small marshmallows  on toothpicks to form the brushes and stuck them inside the car wash. Two for the sides and one for the top. And cut (very carefully I might add) Gum strips to make the "Sqeegiers". He wrapped the part of the gum that wasn't cut around a toothpick and stuck it in the back of the car wash.  

Now since we waited to get the materials for this cake to the last minute we didn't have time to actually make a cake. Our solution was to buy a pre-made sheet cake from the grocery store that had no decorations on top. 

He didn't stop with just the car wash. He used Wilton's Color Mist in black and using a paper template he cut out, sprayed a road onto the cake. He then used Betty Crocker's Decorating Icing in Green to make bushes on each side of the road. 

And then used Wilton's Fondant icing writer to write Happy Birthday on the cake. It bled a tad but LM didn't care. He was beyond excited when we brought out the cake. 

And of course because we are doing our best to be green, Mr. Right placed a Toyota Prius on the road. Granted it wasn't white like the one we own but at least he was being earth conscience! 

Have I mentioned that I love the fact that I married a creative man? I'm super proud of him. He did this all by himself. I see us getting a Cricut Cake sometime in the near future. 

Hope you enjoyed a sneak peak into my husband's creative mind. I'll be showing you more soon.


Karen said...

Awesome cake and awesome hubby. Love you.

Julie from Momspective said...

I want to learn fondant so bad, that looks like fun!

Jill said...

thank you for sharing. I will be creating my own car wash car in just a few weeks, I hope it turns out as well as yours!

Anonymous said...

That cake is so fun and cute! Very creative idea! :)

Regina Andari said...

Very cute cake!!!! Mr. Right sounds like a great dad!

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