I made this Cars Birthday Cake Design for my son for his second birthday. I started out by making marshmallow fondant (you can find the recipe by searching the internet, very easy to make). I colored some black and left some white. I made the "Piston Cup" with the fondant. I just cut it out of rolled fondant.
Then, I rolled out the black and cut out the letters and the squares (using fondant cutters). I put them in a container so they would not dry out. I made 2- 15x18 sheet cakes. Then I made a Cars Lightning McQueen shaped pan. I put the two sheet cakes together and iced them with white buttercream. Then I took the large squares and put them on the cake in a checkerboard pattern.
Next, I piped the icing on the Cars cake with a star tip. I placed that cake in the center of the sheet cake. Then I piped a border around that and the sheet cake. I placed the small squares around the border of the sheet cake.
I made a mixture of vanilla and gold pearl dust (found mine right at WalMart). You don't need much at all. Very little. I painted the letters, and the border around the sheet cakes with it to make a gold coat. I also painted the "Piston Cup".
The last thing I did was pipe a border in front of the cake and placed the message in it. The kids LOVED it!
Taking tips and ideas from a bunch of the cakes already on the site, I constructed this "Piston Cup" homemade Cars racetrack cake for my Godson's second birthday. The cake is a two-layer 9x13 sheet cake with 1/2 three-tier 9" rounds on each end. The top layer of each end is cut at an angle to create the banked turns of the track.
The entire homemade Cars racetrack cake is covered in homemade chocolate frosting, using traditional white frosting squares to make the checkered flag pattern on the sides. A few dried fondant stars on wire, a couple clip-art toothpick flags, a small collection of matchbox cars, and a Lightening McQueen candle, and we have a regular old Piston Cup on our hands.
Already a hit among the adults... hopefully the little one likes it too!
This Cars graveyard cake was a birthday cake for a 9 year old boy. He loves Cars and his birthday was on Halloween. So I combined them. The "grave yard" was made from brownie mix that was hallowed out. The Cars characters were pre-purchased and wrapped in paper tape and everything else was edible...colored coconut and molded chocolate tombstones, etc.
I also added strawberry lemonade "ghost" and "pumpkin" cupcakes on stands on each side with molded "fingers" atop some too. And my gift to the birthday boy was a 1/2 lb chocolate rat with a red eye and blood on his fangs. LOL
This is the Homemade Cars Birthday Cake Design for my son's 4th birthday. I was going for the scene where Frank chases Mater and McQueen after they went tractor tipping. Chocolate sheet cake, frosting tinted grass green, and piped on with Wilton's grass tip #233. Path through grass is made with crushed graham crackers. I found Frank online, but the Disney Store in the mall now carries it.