I made this Cars Cake for my nephew Sam's 3rd birthday.
I purchased the ready made sponges from the shop, to save time you get 2 in packed (square). I needed the 2 packs. I placed one on top of each other and then cut on as the bottom. I then cut one in half and placed on top of each other and placed at the long end. With the last sponge I cut at an angle to shape the front window and back window and then used the off cut as the back spoiler.
I then made the a butter icing mix and coloured in red, blue, yellow and left some white. First coat was white to smooth out the crumbs and made my first layer of icing go on smoother. I piped on the red stopping to mark out the windows and eyes with a black icing pen. For the wheels I used Oreo biscuits then wrote the number 3 and Sam's name in the icing pen. I was thrilled with the finished product.
I made this Cars Birthday Cake for my nephew Hadley's third birthday. My sister asked me to make this for her and I love to make cakes, especially for family so I figured why not?
I had no idea how to start and originally was going to make a red cake but decided to cover it with fondant and do the checkerboard racing flag idea around the outside with black fondant.
My daughter came up with the idea of the roadway for the car to sit on. I now only wish I had a "mater" to fill the empty space, maybe next time!
The cake is rainbow chip and the icing is homemade buttercream flavored with banana and chocolate. I make my own fondant, cause the kids like the marshmallow recipe better than the store-bought stuff and I find it much easier to work with. AND it's so easy to make!
This Cars Birthday Cake design was done with the frozen transfer method. You can find any design you like online, or from a coloring book. There are many sites that offer free coloring book pages to print out and these are wonderful for making childrens' cake designs. I found this design online.
You take a piece of wax paper and tape over the image. Secure the image and wax paper to a cutting board, or another portable small hard surface, then using a #1 Wilton tip for piping, trace the complete design you want. (Remember that when you trace it and then lay it on your cake, it is going to be the opposite direction as it is now.) I used this website as a guide to get me started. It has a wealth of useful information. www.sdbytracy.com/frozbutter.htm,
I hope your cakes turn out wonderful. It really was easy to make.
This Cars Birthday Cake started with a box mix. I baked the cake in 8 mini loaf pans and then cut the cakes to shape the individual cars. Using food coloring and Dunkin Hines White icing, I decorated each of the cakes.
The detail was added using store purchased gel icing tubes. My husband made the road out of plywood, painted it black and then added the road lines using white tape.
The cake was a huge success for my son's 5th birthday!
This Cars Birthday Cake was my first (and second) attempt at make a car cake. I bought the car shaped cake pan at the store (I was not ready to carve, yet!)
The first cake I baked actually broke in half, so I had to make another one. The icing is homemade cream cheese, tinted with food coloring to give it the different colors. I think it turned out very well, and everyone at the party loved it!