This Cars Cake is actually cupcakes! It's a pull-apart-cake that I sent into daycare when my son turned 3. I made 24 rainbow cupcakes (I dyed vanilla batter several different colors, then spooned them into the cupcake liners, one by one for a Tye dyed effect).
I then got a poster board and used a permanent marker and ruler to make it look like a checkerboard. I put each cupcake into another liner, red blue or yellow, and then glued the liner to the board with a little frosting (I used the extra liner so the kids weren't getting cupcakes with frosting on the bottom, too). I pushed the cupcakes as close together as they would go, then iced the whole top in vanilla butter cream, trying to make it look level.
Then I crushed up Oreo cookies to make the dirt for the track. I poured it on into the shape of a 3. I dyed some butter cream icing green, yellow, and red. I outlined the number three with red and then used a grass Wilton tip to pipe the grass on the rest of cupcakes. I finished with a shell boarder in yellow, and used topped with some of my son's mini cars. I made little flags out of colored paper and attached them with toothpicks, and used my computer to make checkerboard finish lines and his sign.
The kids loved them, no one knew it was really cupcakes, they thought it was a cake! The staff thought it was very convenient that they could just pull apart to serve each kid their own cupcake!
Drawing inspiration from a photo of a cake in this section, my mother and her friends made this 3- layer cake that lit up the eyes of my 3 yr-old son! It took them about 10 hrs. to complete, but they insist that the 2 bottles of wine that were consumed throughout this process aided in their productivity!
This cake was a labor of love and consisted of a buttercream icing and fondant was used for the racetrack. The fondant was painted black to give it a nice sheen. The green grass was all hand piped, it is not tinted coconut. Black and white ribbon purchased at a craft store was used on the sides of the cake. The round candies you see are m&m's. The letters on the banner were peel and stick foam letters. All the cars were purchased from the Disney Store, but can be found at almost any store. Three tall red candles with m&m's iced to the side were place in hte center of the first cake.
All the kids and adults were amazed with the cake and it help to set a festive tone for the party. My son was seen eyeing his cake often and was very eager to start playing with the cars. Keeping it all together until it was cut was the hardest part. Enjoy and happy baking to all! Also, thanks to the person who made the cake that gave us this idea- you did an awesome job and thanks for sharing your photos!
This Cars 1st Birthday Cake is made from a normal sponge cake with black and green fondant and little icing Lightning Mcquen cars. I spread butter icing over cake then rolled out the fondant and placed over the cake using royal icing to glue the cars and the stars. You must use food colouring to colour the fondant.