About this recipe:A lovely cake for any peppa pig fan! I made this for a little boy who was 2 and he totally loved it and clapped in delight when he saw it (I think he thought it was a toy, bless him lol).
2 round sponge cakes, cooled and rested (any flavour)
1.5kg fondant icing
various fondant colouring (I like the colour paste)
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Method Prep:1hr › Cook:2hr › Extra time:3hr › Ready in:6hr
Sandwich the cakes together without buttercream to start. Cut 2 sides off to create main car shape. Remove top cake and cut a square out of centre (this will be car inside area). Spread buttercream on lower cake then sandwich the 2 cakes together. Carve the bonnet and boot so a smooth line on cake (can't feel joins).
Colour your fondant and shape into various pig family members. Secure heads to bodies using wooden skewers cut to size.
For raised effect place cake on cake drum exactly same size as cake, then place on top of a smaller drum. Then stick to actual display cake drum; your cake should have a floating effect now.
Colour enough fondant to cover car cake. I used a 10'' (25cm) cake tin and after cutting used just under 1kg to be safe.
Roll out fondant. Cover cake in buttercream (if cake feels a little unsecure on sides push a couple of skewers cut to fit to secure), then cover with the fondant. Trim around edges and with a flat blunt knife tuck towards the boards.
Cut slits in top where you cut out seating area in cake then cover with a square of left over fondant to cover the slits.
With a skewer scribble in bonnet, boot and wing and door lines not forgetting the handle on door.
Cut out circles then cut into semi circles using left over fondant from car (the red fondant). Cut out some white circles for wheels. You can colour them black but i used edible lustre dust in silver and dusted them once cut.
Stick wheels to side of car, you can use plain water and a pastry brush for this. Then stick the red semi circles on top of the wheels to get the wheel arches. With a damp skewer gently join by running the damp skewer along join of archs and car.
Stick white small circles to front for lights and oval red shapes to sides for wing mirrors. I also added small bits of white/silver dusted icing to these to look like mirrors.
I added some green fondant and some blossom to board to give a driving through the countryside look. I hope you have a go. It's hard but fun and so rewarding when it is finished.. GOOD LUCK!!
Mommy pig's eyelashes and daddy pig's glasses were drew on with edible ink pens.
hi kiera, stay away from the oil, it can make fondant tacky also, just use icing sugar and move fondants position when rolling out so dont stick making sure enough icing sugar under it aswell as on top, drape rolled fondant over your roller to cover cake. if dusting ruins the finish of cake, just use a damp clean pastry brush to get rid of icing dusting xx hope it helps , lots more cakes to get ideas from on my website, www.clairescakeswarminster.co.uk - 23 Feb 2012
I read up to use veg oil to stop the fondant sticking to hands and work surface but has left my cake with an oily finish! Do you just advise to rub hands and work surfaces in icing sugar?
Your cake looks amazing by the way! - 07 Feb 2012