3D Novelty Motorcycle-an overview
Firstly you want to pick the exact model of bike you are creating. I do mean exactly, this one I created was a 2014 Chief Vintage Indian Motorbike in Midnight Blue. This was to match a groom’s actual motorbike, ordered in secret by his wonderful bride to be.
Sizing: once you have your bike model, you want to print an A3 blueprint of the bike (depending on how big you want to go). After I printed the blueprint I then increased the measurements all by 1.5 to make it even bigger with more wow factor!
Structure: to create a solid structure (one that can travel to the wedding destination). I used 4 wooden dowels under my cake board, drilled into the cake board, so they are nice and secure. I did have to call in the cavalry (my dad has a hobby woodwork shed) to drop saw my cake boards into shape. My bike was a bit wider than the original, so I could fit more cake in here.
Wheels: I used 6inch round Styrofoam for the wheels, I cut out the centre and used flower wire for the spokes with icing cut outs for the brake discs. I used Bakels RTR black for the tires and free hand marked the treads. The bases of the wheels have a small wooden dowel inserted in the foam and drilled into the board for support.
Bike Frame: I used rich chocolate mud cake and dark chocolate ganache to build up the frame and kept measuring and referencing my blueprint. After it has set hard in aircon I started the icing work. I covered all the parts that were to be blue, so I could easily airbrush them in my midnight blue (I made this with Super Black Americolor with blue mixed in my airbrush). Then I added my seats, engine etc.
Handlebars: I made with bamboo dowel and wire attached with a glue gun and iced over.
The windshield I created with the clear windows from my cupcake boxes.
I gave detailed instructions for my clients, so they knew where to eat.