If you’ve ever been to one of our Dyno Day events, you may have met Kojima San. He travels out every year from Mugen HQ in Tokyo to visit with us, talk to attendees about their cars, and share news from Mugen. So when this year Dyno Day landed on Kojima San’s birthday, we knew we had to celebrate in style. We were also unveiling the Mugen Civic RR Advanced Concept (shipped all the way out from Tokyo) and it made for a great opportunity to commission a cake creation as one-of-a-kind, unique and masterfully constructed as the RR.
We looked to Michael Kinjerski, a legend when it comes to Honda cakes (See some of his other Honda cakes here). His son Dustin is a long time friend of King’s too.
Here are the photos and the notes Michael shared with us:
This is the total construction of the Mugen Civic RR Advanced Concept car from baking the cake to prep work to sculpting and decorating, leading to the finished product. You’ve seen the finished product, now you’ll see what it takes to put this cake together.
Baking the cake using Betty Crocker Super Moist:
Wrap after baking then put into the freezer:
Prep the cake board:
Cut out a foam board template to 1/12 scale of the car:
Utilize template to begin stacking the cake:
Layering the cake with frosting against the foamboard template until the car shape is covered completely in buttercream frosting:
Templates to the exact size are made for all 4 sides:
Templates are pinned to all sides and outlined:
Mugen Civic starting to take shape:
The finished product! This cake took about 5 hrs to decorate not including the baking and other prep work. We even added a “Happy Birthday” message in Japanese to Kojimo San. I ‘m honored and humbled to do this project and based on the reaction it was well received. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Kojima San being surprised with the cake at Dyno Day!: