Thursday, April 09, 2009

Baby, You Can Eat My Car

In these troubled economic times, people just want to save money. They shop at discount stores, quit frivolous spending, and drive teensy, fuel-efficient vehicles. Oh yes, and commission giant cakes in the shape of said vehicles. Ah, America.

It was recently the first anniversary of Smart Car's introduction to the American car market. A celebration was held that involved a parade of hundreds of the smallest, cutest cars you've ever seen, and this big (but equally cute) Smart Car cake.

Most of it is covered in fondant, but some of the details are actually plastic--the wheels, for instance, and the rear view mirrors.

You expected anything less from a Beverly Hills-based party?

I wish I could take credit for the car, but my boss, Esti--fondant fairy extraordinaire--actually did all the work. I served as creative muse, cheerer-upper, and birthday-plaque-writer-oner. All vital jobs!


  1. What an awesome looking cake! Yay for Smart Car. I totally want a slice of this.

  2. Brilliant!!! I have a little smartie convertible and this is really a great likeness. Fantastic job (even as moral support!)

  3. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Love the cake. I so want a smartcar. I think it would be perfect for driving around town.

  4. I love the cake. The car looks hard to do.

  5. I'm so excited to see the famous Smart Car cake! It looks awesome.

  6. Christy12:33 PM

    That looks really great!

  7. That is so cute. I was wondering what the shiny details were made of.

  8. Anonymous6:01 PM

    how do you make this? please tell I want to know!