This Disney Cars Cake was for the son of a friend of mine. I wanted a cool CARS cake for him, and wanted to have the black asphalt somewhere on it so he could put his actual toy CARS on it.
The cakes are a 10" and two 6" cakes with icing in the middle, and dowel rods to ensure stability. Frosting is Wilton copper and brown smudged together to make it look like the rocks in Carburetor Canyon. The road is color flow tinted black (make up to a week in advance to let dry). The "asphalt" did crack when I peeled it off of the waxed paper, but I just added "falling rocks" out of icing to make it look like a road hazard. The CARS symbol is also color flow that I copied off of the front of the DVD case, also made in advance.
I used white icing for the hash marks on the road, which also helped hold the toys on. Wilton Kelly green for the grass, just to give it a bit different color contrast.
This was a relatively easy cake, as long as you plan in advance and get the color flow made.
After doing a Lightning McQueen cake for my nephew last year, I decided Fillmore would be the easiest to do this year, since he's basically a block. Over the last year, my nephew's complete adoration of all things Cars hadn't waned even a little bit. One problem - I forgot how many colors of frosting and how much graffiti he had on him!
The Fillmore Cake shape was made by baking one 9x13 cake and cutting it into thirds. I then stacked the smaller rectangles and carved the cake to give it more of a "van" shape, specifically rounding the top edges and cutting in a windshield and hood. The light green frosting is buttercream. The graffiti is royal icing, although I decided to limit myself to seven or eight colors. Otherwise, you could be coloring icing for days.
The eyes are chocolate chips and the wheels are Oreo's with buttercream hubcaps. I jacked up the cake using juice caps wrapped in foil - I'd definitely use a Styrofoam block next time. Fillmore was a little tippy with the arrangement I threw together.
Okai so here is my first ever cake i have made as i couldn't afford to pay over the odds for a better looking one. (lol) My little boy is obsessed with the film Cars so I thought it would be a great idea to copy the scene from the last part of the film (were they race and have the crew in the middle) if you've seen the film you'll know what i mean lol :) I did use real toy cars but made the track and not-so-square squares to go around the cake its not perfect but my little one loved it! :) its very basic but it tasted really nice :D
I used 2, 10 inch rounds and 2, 6 inch rounds for this Disney Cars Cake. This was my first time using fondant which I used to make the checkerboard pieces and the road (I ran out of road and would do it all the way around next time). I then purchased sugars from my local cake store and made the grass using frosting tip.
I made two half sheet cakes (marble cake and filled with Bavarian Cream, YUMMY) then on top of one of the cakes, I place the Wilton car cake form. From there, it took me about 6 hrs to frost. Everyone was very impressed.