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1955 Chevy Pickup

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1955 Chevy Pickup

Created in this Craftsy Course

Classic Car, Timeless Techniques taught by Mike McCarey

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.

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Category Cake Decorating
Type Sculpted
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Cake, modeling chocolate, fondant and gumpaste

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Absolutely beautiful! I just love this chevvy pick up! :-) yes tell us more about it.. did you cover it with sugarpaste?

09/04/2013 Flag

YesAggie, it was covered with sugarpaste that was tinted to match the actual vehicle. Many of the tiny little details were made with gumpaste such as the mirrors. The key to making this was to get the proportions correct. We blew up a drawing to the size that we wanted and used that as a guideline to make sure the wheels were in the right position as well as everything else!

09/05/2013 Flag

Thank you Rockport so much for your help, I will try my best to follow your precious advice and hopefully will be posting my project soon ;-) although here in France there is no such thing as sugarpaste or gumpaste, I just assumed they were both the same but now that you are telling me.. there must be a difference..? I only have a recipe for gum paste with tylose in it..

09/06/2013 Flag

Hi Aggiee, When I mentioned sugarpaste, I am talking about fondant which you can make yourself or buy premade. I think it is too much trouble to make myself. You can always use ricekripie treats to help mold any figure that you can't quite get with the cake and cover with a light coating of modeling chocolate and then cover in fondant. This car cake was covered using fondant. Have a good day!

09/06/2013 Flag

Whoops! I don't think I completely answered your question. Gumpaste that is made using tylose gets very hard and is great for many details. Sugarpaste, also called fondant is soft and very pliable which is what most cakes are covered in. zIf you look at my website,, you will see that every single one of my cakes is covered in fondant /sugarpaste.. Hope this helps.

09/08/2013 Flag

Absolutely brilliant Rockport

10/03/2013 Flag

Thank you!

10/05/2013 Flag

Thank you!

08/28/2014 Flag

Thank you!

10/04/2013 Flag

Hi! It's just wonderful! I was just asked by a client to do one, could you please help me out as to where you found the blueprints? Of course, if you don't mind =) Thanks and congratulations!

05/26/2014 Flag

Hi, this is probably too late for you now. Sorry, I have not been online for awhile because we have been so busy. No blueprints. We took a side view and front and back view photo off the internet, we then increased the size of the photos until we were able to get a size that we wanted to work with. Hope this helps and sorry to have not responded earlier.

08/28/2014 Flag

Love it!

07/10/2014 Flag