Saturday, March 27, 2010

Trailer Park Tragedy

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...

I made the tv antenna out of paperclips and black thread. Thought it might add a nice touch, although I don't think they will get HD channels with this.

Overall, I was pretty happy with this one, and it was fun seeing it come together. Happy Birthday Peter!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Hey, look!! I can leave a comment!! ;)

I am continually blown away by how talented you are. Looks like so much fun!!!