This cake was made for a young racing enthusiast who celebrated his 6th birthday yesterday.
The cake was then covered with bright red sugarpaste and left aside to dry out. I have found this to be a great practice, if you can spare the time. It ensures the icing does not show finger marks or dent when you are sticking or piping over the finishing touches.
The driver (or the Stig according to my husband) was made out of cake scooped into a circle using a melon scoop. The number stickers and the Ferrari logo were hand-painted and stuck on with edible glue.
When the cake was delivered, I couldn’t tell who was more excited – the boy or his dad!