No, I am not making fun of anyone who lives in a mobile home, so let's just get that out there before I begin. :) This cake is for a birthday party, where the guests are participating in a murder mystery dinner. The theme of this murder mystery is... you guessed it... 'Trailer Park Tragedy'.
I have been imagining this cake in my head for weeks and I think it turned out pretty close to what I had in mind. The cake is funfetti cake (birthday boy's favorite) and all the icing is buttercream.
I bought the car at the dollar store, and then removed the wheels. Made little cinderblocks out of fondant, but wanted to include the tires too. This was originally a Jeff Gordon race car, so I had to remove a few stickers and the spoiler. Although when I dropped the cake off and saw the NASCAR posters everywhere, I was thinking I might have left them on the car.
The shutters were another little detail I thought might bring this trailer to life. Couldn't resist making it look a little run down...