Unfortunately it didn’t turn out quite as I hoped, my blue buttercream developed in the fridge after I put it there when it got too soft. His mum wanted a pale blue cake with white piping. Oops. Shows I’m still learning doesn’t it?
The little red cars were made because Aryan loves to play with them! I made his name out of royal icing transfers and I like that they stayed puffy like when they dried.
I still don’t like working with buttercream that much. Maybe it’s just my house and its stupid humidity and it’s hard to get it to the right consistency to work with, it was either too soft or then it got a bit too hard in the fridge and it got some air bubbles in it. I had so much trouble getting it smooth on such an enormous cake (it was a 16 inch board) that I went with a messy but regular pattern. I used my small spatula to drag the pattern across the buttercream on the top and sides.
I hope Aryan liked his cake!