My daughter had a fascination with Frank the Combine from Cars. For her 2nd birthday, I created a Frank cake to go along with the Cars Tractor Tippin' theme. I made a 1/2 sheet cake and iced it with a layer of white frosting tinted a light brown for a "dirt" base as my crumble frosting. Then I iced the cake again with a medium green tint to resemble grass, I purposefully left open spots to make it look worn.
I also took a little bit dark brown icing and smudged it on top for a multi-tone layer effect. I took the brown and edged the whole bottom on the cake. I used some of the green icing with a grass tip to simulate grass patches. The Mater, McQueen, and tipped Tractors were bought at a toy store. Unfortunately, they do not make a Frank the Combine toy except for a very small plastic version in the Cars game.
My husband purchased a scaled metal version of a combine at Hobby Town. A friend painted the eyes on Frank. As this was a fairly heavy metal object I made the cake thick enough that I could sink four metal flower pins into the cake and partially into the white box board prior to first icing the cake in order to support the weight of the combine.
My son wanted to have a Disney Cars birthday party. I was telling my friend that I wanted to make a Disney Cars cake for him and she really encouraged me to try it. So, this was my first attempt at making a birthday cake. I had so much fun and it was so easy!
I used two boxes of cake mix and baked both cakes. After they cooled I flipped them upside down and placed them side by side. After frosting them, I took a toothpick and traced the outline of the road. I scraped the frosting out of Oreo cookies, crushed them up and put them in the outline of the road. From there I added some green food coloring to coconut and put it over the rest of the cake. I placed the rest of the Oreos around the edge of the cake to look like tires. I made the checkered flags with toothpicks and paper, and just did the checks with a permanent marker.
My son's collection of diecast cars came in handy for putting some cars on the road!
The writing on the cake didn't turn out the way I would've liked, but this was my first time.
I baked two cakes, a 10 inch and another 6 inches and used the store brought cake mix. and the new Wilton coloured mist to decorate the sides and mini chocolate chips for the dirt road and then green coloured sugar for the grass.
I replaced the water with store brought Buttermilk and reduced the eggs to using only 1 per box that the box recommended for baking.
I used Whipped Cream frosting.
Hope you all like the cake I made. Love Ash.
Comments for Disney CARS Cake for my 4 year old's Birthday
I made this Disney Cars 3rd Birthday Cake for my son's 3rd birthday. I used a black edible glitter for the pavement and dyed coconut green for the grass. I found the 3 plastic car set at a Dollar store.