Classic Car, Timeless Techniques

with Mike McCarey

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Get in gear with cake artist Mike McCarey as you learn how to sculpt any car cake from the curvaceous body down to delicious detail work. Read More…

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Class Description

In this dynamic class, you’ll create a distinctive groom cake and build motor-driven memories for any occasion. Ride along with Mike as you accelerate your cake sculpting skills, rev up your repertoire of detailed design work and cruise into a new genre of classic cakes! Learn how to create the car cake of your choice, or recreate Mike's elegant 1936 roadster. You'll create a convincing windshield using gelatin, sculpt and carve a cake that's stable enough to support dozens of accessories, add stunning details and save time with efficient construction and assembly tips in a class that's truly fun.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Introduction & Templates

  • Meet your instructor, Mike McCarey, before you learn about the possibilities of car cake design and create a storyboard.


Lesson 2. Assembling the Cake

  • Cruise right into the action as you assemble and stack your cake with Mike's expert tips.


Lesson 3. Sculpting & Refining the Cake

  • Release your inner sculptor (slash mechanic!) as you carve the sides and curves of the car before crumb coating and refining your design.


Lesson 4. Covering the Base

  • No car is complete without a sleek exterior. In this lesson, you'll roll out and apply the fondant before working on the wheel wells, side panels, base and more.


Lesson 5. Radiators, Tires & Fenders

  • Mike guides you through techniques for creating and painting the tires and fenders, with details that will astonish and delight even the most skeptical critic.


Lesson 6. The Interior

  • Deck out the interior of your car as you add lining, make seats and design other amazing details that will bring the interior to life.


Lesson 7. Adding the Accessories

  • Put the finishing touches on your car with incredibly realistic doors, headlights, bumpers and even a steering wheel as your car becomes road ready.


Lesson 8. The Edible Windshield & Final Assembly

  • Mike shares his secrets to creating the ultimate (and edible!) windshield from design to assembly before showing you how to put the final elements together.

"I think Mike is the Chopin of cake decorating! Thank you Mike for sharing your extraordinary knowledge. I am simply amazed by your creativity."
- Serengeti

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