How To Make A Car Cake (Mini Cooper)


Hello bakers,

Here is a step by step tutorial of how to make a Mini Cooper car cake! These basic principles are easily transferrable to any car cake.


  1. Bake two 8 x 10 cakes and stack them straight on top of one another. I’ve used a chocolate madeira cake based on the recipe here.
  2. Cut a length off the side to make a better car width.
  3. Round off the corners.
  4. Carve the back of the cake in a slope for the boot.
  5. Carve into the front of the cake and slope down from the top to create the bonnet.
  6. Carve two indents into the bonnet to create the shape of the headlights.
  7. Split your cake into however many layers you would like.
  8. Fill your layers with your desired filling. I’ve used chocolate buttercream (recipe here)
  9. Stack your cakes back onto each other and leave to set. Then cover your cake in a thin layer of buttercream/ganache in a ‘crumb coat’.
  10. Roll out your icing to 5mm thick.
  11. Cover your cake with your rolled out icing smoothing it down with your hands as you go and lifting out any pleats and folds. Use smoothers to get a great finish.
  12. Add on your details with a little edible glue.


Step back and admire your awesomeness!

Give it a go and as always let me know how you get on via FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Happy baking (& decorating!)

Britt xo

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