My son graduated grade 8! We had 2 different parties, one with family and the other with friends, this one was with the family! He loved Scooby Doo growing up…as did I! I wanted to make a cool cake but also one that had some meaning. He might be growing up and going to High School in the fall, but he will always be my little boy!
This was my first attempt on making a fondant covered cake, I have to say it was a lot of work. The rolling took a long time, and with help of a friend we did it. We could have made more details but honestly by the time we made the colours and did the rolling we were tired, the party was coming up soon,so we didn’t have much time to work on it.
I have to say though for the first time making a fondant cake…I’m pleased. I was looking all around the house for velma…no luck finding her…watch me find her today.
I did find her and was so excited it deserved a post of her own! i-found-velma
If anyone attempts to make this, give yourself time…bake the cakes, make the buttercream a day ahead! I baked 3 -9×13 inch chocolate cakes. After cakes are cool cut a few inches off, maybe more depending how big you want the van to be.
Place the first layer on the serving plate there’s no moving it after you start making it! Ice and layer with other cakes and buttercream.
Chill in fridge for a few hours so that it firms a bit.
You will need a 1lb box of ready fondant by Wilton, I would get extra just in case, its always better to have more than have less!
Wilton colour gels to make the colours needed.
You need black, orange, green and blue.
Cookie cutter for the flowers, I used Wilton’s daisy cutter.
Your hands will get colourful so you may want to wear gloves or what I do sometimes is use a freezer bag!
Toothpics to make the colours! The gels are highly concentrated a little goes a long way! With a toothpick dip into colour a few times and mix into fondant continue till you get desired colours.
First off make the blue, have a picture of the van in front of you. Google it and check to see if its close enough to the right colour (that’s what I did.)
Take the cake out of fridge.
Take a long piece of wax paper lay across the counter, and sprinkle some cornstarch or icing sugar so that the fondant doesn’t get sticky, not too much just a sprinkle!
Roll out the blue till thin & big enough to cover the cake. Cover cake and trim edges.
Now its time to make the other colours and shapes, I did the black, green, grey and white free hand, I had the picture in front of me and just was cutting along, if I wasn’t in a rush I would have been more accurate. This cake does take time!
Make the tires, windows and accents. I didn’t get a chance to make the rims for the doors and windows, to give more detail as I did not prepare enough ahead of time before the party!
When adding the fondant pieces to the cake you will need to stick it on with water, just a dip with your hands or little brush, lightly press onto the cake.
I hope I explained that well enough, if I left anything out, or if you have any questions please ask!