So this Cake was for my Son's first Birthday. It was my first time ever making and decorating a cake by myself. It is very small as you can see,it is setting on a regular size dinner plate.I wanted to make a cake just for him to get messy in. I set the whole thing in front of him and just let him go at it.It was great. I also purchased a store bought one for the rest of the guests.
1: I used yellow cake mix in a 8inch round cake pan.I also made 1 cupcake.
2:I frosted it all with white frosting.
3:I had Iceing in a spray can in Black which I used to make the road. It came with four tips and had directions on the side of the can for how to use each tip.
4:I cut the uniced cupcake top off so it could be placed on its side and decorated like a tire.For the tire letters I took a seringe( the ones they give you for liquid medican for infants)And shoved iceing in it which is a really messy job,and just kinda piped it on.
5:On the green "Grass" area's I just dropped food coloring on it and swirled it around with a spoon. For that grassy effect.
6:I finished up with "Star" pattern around the sides and the candle which I purchased from Walmart.
My son who turns 7 right before the release of Cars 2 wanted a Finn McMissile cake. As he is a brand-new character for Pixar, we didn't have much to go on. We copied a picture from the Pixar homepage and my Mom hand-traced the outline and features of Finn in pencil.
We cut that out and used that template to cut our hand-died grey-blue fondant. (Yes, we used the marshmallow based homemade fondant recipe). From there we put two 9 x 13" cakes together and frosted it in green to give the appearance of grass. The race track is fondant dyed black (we used Wilton's black icing die bought at Michaels).
As you can tell, we just put the regular Cars die cast figurines on the racetrack and there you go, a Cars 2 cake!
We made this Lightning McQueen Cars Cake for our son's 4th birthday party. We used a picture from Wilton for inspiration. It was truly a family effort! I pulled in my husband and my mom to get this done. My husband, who is not a cake artist, did a great job piping the candy car.
The cake itself was chocolate. We poured melted Candy Melts into the Lightning McQueen pan and once cooled, piped details using Candy Melts in different colors (the car was really heavy). The gray cake frosting was butter cream and the sides we frosted in plain white and then used a small square-shaped cutter to cut out black fondant squares.
It was a lot of work, but was all worth it when our son saw it and his face lit up!
I made this Homemade Cars Cake for my nephew's 4th birthday. I got a lot of ideas from this web site. I baked store bought cake mixes and stacked and carved out to shape I wanted for the car. I stacked the car on top of a sheet cake. I used store bought frosting but tinted it to the colors I needed. I frosted the whole cake then made a road using black tinted frosting going corner to corner.
I used coconut and colored it green with food coloring for the grass for each side of the road. My nephew loved it so much that he wanted to eat Lighting McQueen all by him self. This cake was a huge hit!!