A 3-tiered frosted in all buttercream. Silver metallic edges are also gray BC icing brushed by hand several times w/ pearl airbrush paint. Gray icing also piped around very bottom of cake and some boarders on middle and top tier w. #48 smooth side (basket weave tip).
I did the gray a little darker than I wanted, so in order to get it to lighten more, I used whitener food coloring mixed w/ pearl air brush paint, as I didn’t have enough silver paint. I think it worked, but took many layers of pearl until I decided to try this effect….
I cut out 100 logo, red ribbon, and 100 topper out of fondant. I piped lines on middle tier logo w/ white BC icing.
I cut out red reflectors around base of bottom and top tier out of red fondant, and attached by brushing back w/ a little water, just to dampen to adhere to Buttercream edges.
I cut black tires out of fondant, and made center hubcap area w/ buttercream, and pearl paint for metal effect. Also cut center support area in black under trailer for support until they are attached to the semi trailer truck.
I cut white gum paste stars in 3 sizes and put on wires to insert into cake. After drying in 1-2 days or further in advance you can make up ahead of time… I then took my finger on one side put buttercream very thinly to cover all edges and center, and then put silver edible sparkles and sugars on a small flat dish, and put icing side down and lightly press so sparkles will adhere on entire surface of stars.
You can do this the day before and keep in airtight container, but I did it the day of decorating, as my stars were already made.
After making top tier numbers on skewers, and left to dry about 1 day or more, the day of decorating and after stacking and putting supports and dowel rods in to secure for transportation, I put the 100 and stars on top.
I curled and left some straight silver bear grass to add an extra festive celebratory look.
Any questions I left out, please feel free to ask.
Also used my silver cake stand (18-inch).
Cake tiers were 8-12-16 inch tiers w/ #2 – 2-in. layers in each tier, which made 4-inch+ size tiers approximately, as there is icing between the tiers as well as outside.
IT was a huge tent and celebration for #350, as the cake was more of a centerpiece, and not the main dessert, so it didn’t need to serve that many~ :)
I was honored they picked the stage to display my cake! So I wanted to get some pictures further back in the room for you to see the spot light effect on the stage ~ :)