My constructed cake board and my templates, I added extra height to the sides to allow room for the steel rods to come through underneath the board.
I then cut out the aircraft template from mdf, this is where the cake will be placed.
I marked and drilled the holes through the plane cake board and the bottom board and placed the steel rods, this corresponds to where the wheels are on the real plane. I placed washers and nuts either side of the board and the plane cake board. I also measured with my side template the height at which the plane should be from the bottom board.
I then placed the plane cake board in place, covered in foil and made the rods food safe.
The cake being placed into position and shaped, I used my side template to get the shape right.
Here is the cake covered in chocolate ganache to make a smooth surface before applying the fondant.
Another angle showing how much the cake is lifted off of the bottom board.
And the finished cake once decorated.