My friend, Dani, contacted me to make a cake for her car-loving husband, John. Dani and her husband live out of state, but she would be coming into Wisconsin right around his birthday and wanted me to make a cake for him. Now, this isn't just ANY cake. No. It had to be a cake inspired by John's car. A Mustang limited edition. Hertz partnered with Rodger Penske to design 10 manual transmission Mustang GTs and John got #8. And here's an article about the car. Pretty cool, eh?
Dani took a few pictures of John's car for me, hoping that I would be inspired. And I was.
Here's the cake I made for John. It's a chocolate cake with buttercream filling and frosting. I make the Mustang logo out of Gum Paste and fondant and got the sheen from an edible silver spray. I made the cake black and brought in the yellow for the stripes on his car.
HPGT 008 stands for Hertz Penske GT and his is #8. Beautiful car! I hope I did it some justice!
John is also a fan of Captain America and requested some cupcakes as well. These are vanilla cupcakes, filled and frosted with buttercream and topped with fondant/gum paste decals. The cupcakes themselves were also red, white, and blue. But that was a surprise!
Happy Birthday, John! Dani, I'm sorry I missed you this time, but it was wonderful catching up with Hilde! ;)