This Disney Cars The King Birthday Cake is a cake that I made for my son's 4th birthday. It is his favorite Disney Car, The King. It's my second attempt at fondant! Scary but not impossible. It's also proof that you don't need any special pans to bake a "Cars" cake!
I started by baking two 9x13 yellow butter cakes. I stacked them together with a little vanilla buttercream in between. I then trimmed the long side (to make the car narrower) and took the cut off piece and placed it on top for the car's head/eyes.
Next, I carved the cake freehand into the shape of the King, working with one of his toys as my model. Don't forget to carve out wheel wells for the tires. I brushed off the crumbs, and then covered the whole thing with more buttercream and put it in the fridge to set up while I tinted and rolled store-bought white fondant (1 pound, bought at local cake decorating shop).
I then placed the rolled out blue fondant on the cake and smoothed it with my hands. I then detailed the car with more fondant pieces and tinted Royal Icing. I painted the fondant dinosaur logo with white and dark blue royal icing. It was also easier to do the letter with royal icing vs. fondant.
Next, I added chocolate covered Oreos for tires. Lastly, I cut out a spoiler from laminated cardboard (actually from a laminated gift bag) and taped all of the open ends with clear tape (to avoid spoiling the paper). Cut slits for the spoiler and tadah! I made it the night before the party and it held up just fine! All in all, it took approx. 3 hours to decorate, but totally worth it!
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For my son's third birthday, he wanted a Chick Hicks Birthday Cake (from the Disney movie Cars) birthday cake. So, I used the Wilton race car pan and decorated the car as Chick.
I used green, yellow, black and white. I used mostly small stars except for the windows and sides of the cake. Green did the car, white as the windows and lights, Chick's number 86, his htB (hostile takeover bank) on the hood and the background sides. The yellow was the center of Chick's tires. The black did the tires, eyes and his mouth/grill. I then alternated the yellow, green and black with large stars for the edging.
I am going to put a large "3" candle in the top white part once we get to his party. It was fairly easy!
For all those CARS fans out there, here is a Homemade Chick Hicks Cake that made my 4 year old quite happy. I baked two 9 x 13 cake pans and then stacked the cakes and shaved them to shape. I'm still learning about how to ice a cake without the crumbs (next time, I'll freeze cake first, apparently it will work better). I used black licorice for the wheels and mustache, and other candy for the rest.
It's always fun to make these creations for my boys.