x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Go gear: baking

Your passion for cars doesn't have to be confined to garage. Here are three examples of some va-va-voom for the next time you bake some cakes.

Decades of Krafty car fun
Decades of Krafty car fun


A cut above the average ‘Vette

The Corvette is about as American as, well, cookies – making it the perfect shape for the all-American snack. This copper, handmade cookie cutter is about 12cm long. After they are baked, coloured icing can be used to design the ‘Vette‘ of your dreams ... before sitting down and eating it. Available from www.carguygarage.com for Dh88.

Decades of Krafty car fun

Some eight decades of motoring-inspired cupcakes are just a baking session away with these pans from Kitchen Krafts. The shapes include a 1930s roadster, 1940s coupe, 1950s convertible, 1960s muscle car, 1970s pickup truck, 1980s SUV, 1990s compact and 2000s sports car. Available from www.kitchenkrafts.com for Dh118.

Car-full with the icing

Films in 3D are increasingly popular, now it seems cakes are following suit. This 3D cruiser pan (wait, aren’t all cake tins 3D?) is suitable for all occasions: from a child’s birthday to celebrating a learner driver passing their test. If you manage the baking process, the only limit is your imagination. Available from www.wilton.com for Dh48.