Novelty 106 – Monster Truck

In this workshop you will be learning to make our mega monster truck, structurally complex, realistic and hand painted! This is the sixth workshop in our Novelty program; our goal is to teach you the techniques required to structure a cake that requires a mid-air board and supports, the focus being on cake construction. In this workshop you will learn the techniques required in building, sculpting and smoothing a 3D cake on mid-air board with a focus on working with different scaffolding materials. You will then learn how to cover the shape, cover seams, and create wheels and decorations. You will also employ many different cake decorating techniques including detailing, making and using templates, painting, airbrushing and hand painting the truck. On completing this workshop you will be able to create complex structures for cakes; this is a very important skill for every cake decorator as some of the most incredible and in demand cakes are complex novelty cakes. Planet Cake’s goal is to teach students skills that they can replicate at home with the same results.

Prerequisites: Novelty 104 or 105

Duration: 2 days

Learning Outcomes:

• Proportional properties – understanding balance
• Scaffolding and construction
• Building from scratch – planning, sketches and templates
• Drilling techniques and safety
• Mid-Air Board Construction
• Icing Truck – techniques and tricks
• Wheels
• Car Detailing
• Airbrushing – shading & toning
• Painting
• Wheel Construction

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