This birthday cake was decorated to show this guy’s love for racing. The car on top is a (sort of) replica of his very own race car. It’s fondant covered rice krispy treat. The top tier is black and white checkerboard with the chevy logo in front, and what racing themed cake is complete without flames? I’ve done flames in the past by layering yellow, orange and red fondant. It works, but it comes out looking kind of thick and heavy. I wanted these flames to be much more delicate. I chose a design that had very thin flames to start with, then used the template to hand-cut the design out of yellow fondant. After (VERY carefully) transferring the cut flames onto the cake (there may or may not have been swear words involved here), I hand painted layers of orange and red gel color onto the yellow fondant. I liked this look much better than layering different colors of fondant. I’ve really been enjoying hand painting cakes with icing color…….I definitely need to do more of that.