Skateboard Cakes

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Here are four different skateboard cakes for the adventurous birthday cake recipient.

Skateboard with Moving Wheels Cake

skateboard with moving wheels cake

I started this cake with two 9" x 13'' chocolate slabs. I layered them with butter cream frosting, and then glued them together, end to end. So the two slabs made one long narrow cake. I then started to carve out the cake. I like to have the cake frozen or very cold to do this. The skate board is upside down, as the graphics on a board are actually on the bottom, so to show the graphics, I had to do the board upside down. The ends of a board curve up, so on the upside down board they have to curve down, also it is important to carve out cake underneath the board so that you can see the edges of the board. This gives it the free standing look. Once that was done, it was time to cover it in fondant. The Tony Hawk (famous skateboarder) logo was created out of fondant. I cut it out free hand, but you could also create a paper template to do this. The bird skull graphic I painted free hand, using black coloring paste and a pit of clear alcohol. You may be able to create a template for this, I preferred to do it free hand as I am an amateur pencil sketcher anyway. Once all this was complete, I used modeling chocolate to create the trucks (the axel) and the wheels. I created a rim on the wheels that fit onto the trucks so that the wheels were able to spin freely. I have a video to show them spinning on YouTube. When the trucks and wheels were all put together, I then painted the trucks with silver pearl dust to give it a metallic look. ... and voila! A skateboard cake! This was a really fun cake to make :)

Cake decorated by Gail Taylor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Jake the Snake's Skateboard Cake

Jake the Snake's Skateboard CakeThe cake is a half sheet cake, chocolate fudge cake with a raspberry cheesecake filling. The sheet cake was cut and carved to form the skateboard shape, frosted with homemade buttercream and covered with homemade and colored fondant. The wheels are fondant covered crisp cereal treats. The decoration is fondant and food coloring gel painted on. It was made at my 5 year old nephew's request for his birthday in May '10.

Cake decorated by Alicia Brown from Glendale, Arizona

Buttercream Skateboard Cake

buttercream skateboard cakeThis is a skateboard cake I did for a customers daughter's birthday. It's very simple, even though it looks hard.
All I did was cut the shapes out:Place and stack about 3 to 4 1/2 sheet cakes on top of each other on a cake board, and carve your cake into a skateboard (without wheels). Then take a round cookie cutter (3"), and cut 4 out of the extra cake, or different sheet cake. I stuck the wheels on with a thick buttercreme-like glue,lol. Star tip the whole cake in any design you want. Make sure the underside of the board is black or a dark color. Star tip the wheels.
Decorate by Amara H. from Kings Mountain, NC

Brown Skateboard Cake

brown skateboard cakeI cut a half sheet cake in half the long way. The wheels are black fondant with a skewer between them.

The top is airbrushed - keeping the bottom plain white to show the skateboards true shape. Designed off of real skateboard.

Decorated by Erin McLees from Wisconsin

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