by Lori Birrell
(Edinburgh, Scotland )
This motorbiker cake is my fourth cake. It was for my husband who lives and breathes motorbikes. The cake is a fruit loaf in a rectangle shape iced in white. I started making the figure first which was out of Royal Icing. I made the body by rolling a piece into a thick tube and cut two slits into it for the arms and then molded it by copying my daughters barbie doll !! hahahahh
The legs were another rolled lump of icing cut with a split down the middle and molded into legs. I then used black rolled icing to cut of a jacket and trousers, again stole this off of Barbie, and carefully wrapped his clothes around the body.
The hand and feet are made separately with balls of icing rolled into a sausage and molded into shape. The hands were made with slits into the icing to make the fingers and the feet were molded and copied from my husbands own biker boots.
The hands and feet were attached with cocktail sticks. I added more layers of icing to the jacket and boots to make it look like leather and did some detailing on the jacket with a cocktail stick, again copying my husbands own jacket adding gray icing to make the stripes.
The helmet was made from black icing molded and copied from a helmet. The whole figure minus the head was painted in parts with silver glitter.
The head was made with white icing colored with a slight tinge of pink food coloring. I followed a tutorial on line on how to make a head and was happy with my first human head. :-)
I cut strips of grey icing to make the hair and painted the lines with some black food coloring and painted the cheeks and eye and lips. The head was then attached to the body with a stick and propped up against a teapot to dry in an upright position.
The red lettering is a cake topped which I ordered online and cut out as I needed along with the Registration bike plate, I then added the red ribbon with icing to stick it on and then piped some swirls around the bottom,, phew exhausting. Cheers. Lori x
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