Camper Van

by Helen Penman

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Use the templates provided to carve a cake into a fun camper van shape ready for decoration.

In this project, Cakes & Sugarcraft contributor Helen Penman shares one of the most popular designs from her book, Cakes for the Boys (£14.99, B. Dutton Publishing Ltd). Learn how to carve the cake into a van shape then decorate it with a fun design which can easily be adapted to suit any fan of camping, surfing, or both!

What you'll learn
  1. Land: Find out how to carve, cover and texture a piece of cake to make a grassy parking spot for the van.
  2. Sea: Learn how to shape, texture and colour sugarpaste to look like waves.
  3. Carving the Camper Van: Use the templates to carve the main cake into a good shape for the camper van.
  4. Covering the Camper Van: Cover the cake in sugarpaste to provide a smooth base for the decoration.
  5. Decorating the Camper Van: Discover how to use sugarpaste and MMP to add detail to the van.
  6. Surfboard and Finishing Touches: Learn how to use flower paste to make a surfboard then make hibiscus flowers for it and the van to complete the decoration.
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