Boeing 787 Dreamliner cake construction

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.

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JeannettesGreatCakes ...

The finished cake was certainly worth it. It’s brilliant.

Elli Warren ...

Thats amazing Layla!!! You are so clever!! Love this!! Thank you for sharing!! :-) x

Cakemummy ...

Wow brilliant! TFS! xx

Maggie ...

Wow! Stunning job! Thank you so much for sharing! Brilliantly done! xx

Allways Julez ...

Love seeing all the steps! Thanks.

miettes ...

Thank you !!

Znique Creations ...

Thank you xx

mjh ...

what a cool cake , thanks for sharing :)

mariagrazia tota ...

Fantastic tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Little Apple Cakes ...

Wonderful cake and an amazing structure, thank you so much for sharing!

Mira - Mirabella Desserts ...

Wow! Thanks for sharing :) xx

Prima Cakes Plus ...

Awesome tutorial.. Thanks for sharing!

Pauline (Polly) Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Oh wow! Tanks so much for sharing! Brilliant work! :) <3

Sweet Rocket Queen (Simona Stabile) ...

Brilliant! Thanks so much <3

For the love of cake (Laylah Moore) ...

Thanks for all the comments, really glad you like it, btw I bought the little lights on eBay for only a couple of pounds :-)