I ordered a cake from the grocery store and asked them to leave the top blank. I asked them to make two sides light blue so it matched the Dinoco blue. At home I outlined a race track with brown frosting in a ziploc baggie with the corner cut out. I crushed dark brown cookies (I used Newman's Own Organic Alphabet chocolate cookies but Oreos would work) and put the crumbs in the race track. For outside the racetrack I crushed graham crackers to look like the desert. I made tufts of grass with green frosting, and on top of the grass I put candy-covered chocolate candies that looked like rocks. On top of the race track I put brand new cars- a Dinoco blue Lightning McQueen, and a regular Lightning McQueen. On the blue sides I put Oreos with a white circle of frosting in the middle, so they looked like tires. On the white side I put the Newman's chocolate cookies to make it a checker board, so it looked like the finish flag. On the top and side edges I put red, yellow, and green M&M's to look like traffic lights. All in all it took about an hour, maybe hour and a half to decorate.
I would like to share my Car's birthday cake that I did for a friend this past weekend. This cake celebrated a special little man's 3rd birthday. The cake itself is a twelve inch square that is vanilla flavored. Half of the cake is filled with whipped white filling while the other half is filled with whipped chocolate filling (for the birthday boy).
The cake is covered in Wilton fondant and the additional decorations are made of fondant, gumpaste and edible colors. I like to make everything on my cakes edible so there are no worries for little ones. The cars were inspired by their characters in the movie and pictures from the movie that I found online. I love small details so I work with the smallest paint brush you can get to add the little details on things like the cars and the spare tires. I work with Wilton food coloring gels and petal dusts mixed with vanilla extract and or water to create my edible paints.
I had a lot of fun doing this cake and hope that you enjoy looking and reading about it!
This cake was very simple to make and I was inspired by another submitter's cake. I just tried to copy it the best I could. I used a box chocolate cake mix and store bought icing...the icing was really thick, wish I would have made it myself, but that is my only regret. My little guy loved this cake and now he gets to play with the cars that I placed on the cake. Win win!! I used colored sprinkles in the far left corner and chocolate sprinkles underneath his name. I made this cake for his birthday in 2010 and plan on using this website again for inspiration for his birthday cake coming soon in 2011. Thanks!!!
I got the idea for this Cars 2nd birthday cake from browsing the web. I used butter cream and graham crackers for the dirt and grass. I also used sugar sheets for the number 2. I filled the inside with half strawberries and whipped cream and banana cream and fresh bananas on the other half.
I had so much fun making this cake. My family really liked it my nephew didn't believe me when I told him I made it.
Im a culinary student and this is my first birthday cake i done. My nephew loves cars so i decided to make him a lighting mcqueen cake. This cake is filled with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries. The frosting is a vanilla buttercream. I made the car according to the car sketch i created. Then made a race track around with some hotwheels cars.