A cake for a VW specialist, a restorer of beetles and campers.  Lots of photos supplied with this one, which helped no end to get the details right.  The black beetle was a current project, and the camper in the turquoise and white colours was the gentleman’s pride and joy.  The whole cake was set up to be a garage/workshop theme, so a model of his Teng toolbox, a welder and an engine which seems to be causing some trouble!

For a change, I made the camper from Rice Krispie treats – something that if you watch the cake decorating programmes on TV you might be familiar with.  I don’t entirely agree with its use in these programmes – sometimes it seems there is more rice krispie than actual cake – but the camper is of the sort of size that to make it all from sugarpaste wouldn’t give such good results and would also be pretty terrible to eat.  I found the rice krispies quite nice to work with as it turned out.

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