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Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake

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Here are the steps I took to make this Lightning McQueen cake for a friend.

- I began as 3- 1/4 sheets of chocolate cake. Layered with butter cream icing.

- I found pics of Lightning McQueen on the internet, print them, cut them out and line the cut image with parchment or wax paper... cut it out into the shape also. Pin it with toothpicks on the top of the car first and cut around the picture, then repeat for the sides, front and back. It also help if you have a 3-D toy to view as a model.

- Cut them out and pined them to the cake layers. then cut the cake to match the shape.

- Trim and cut the cake to create the fenders, wheel wells, and spoiler.

- Dirty Ice the cake

- Ice the cake

- Create fondant accents and designs and add them to the cake just a few hrs before delivery.

I am so excited I was able to make my own fondant and I had a project to use it on. Just the details are fondant and the red car is Butter cream. Hope you enjoy.
michael6310 months ago
This is really cool! You are are great cook!
kikimurray1 year ago
Here are some pics. Thanks again!!
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kikimurray1 year ago
Thank you so much for the instructions! I just made this cake for my son's 3rd birthday. He has been asking for a Lightning McQueen cake and I wasn't sure I would attempt it, but your cake gave me the courage to try. It turned out great and I know he will love it! Thanks for sharing!!
LittleGrace (author)  kikimurray1 year ago
OH fantastic Kikimurray! I am so glad you created this. Thanks for sharing! Can you upload an image in the comments?
It is complicated for me. I admire you.
Absolutely Stunning I am going to try this, do you perhaps hav a template of the cutout you stuck to the side? have to do a car cake for friday
could i use a boxed cake mix? Or will it be too crumbly?
LittleGrace (author)  cmatheny- willis2 years ago
Really I am a crafter at heart and I use box mixes... shhh don't tell. LOL! I do add a few slight flavors/ingredients to it to disguise... er... improve the taste. Have fun!
kstevens33 years ago
I am so nervous to try my hand at my first birthday cake. Thank you for this idea without full fondant. Do you know what decorating tips you used to write Jordan and Happy Birthday? I'm trying to figure out what I need to buy.
Love your cake!
LittleGrace (author)  kstevens33 years ago
Ya know I really don't remember. I am sorry ... it was just a round tip about 1/8 inch opening. One of the standard writing tips.

You can do it! Give yourself a day so your not stressed and creating it right before the party.

Good luck!!! :)
katebabe3843 years ago
oh my gosh! This is so cute!! My nephew loves Cars and has a birthday coming up....I may have to give this a shot!
mary candy3 years ago
sweet !
This is really nice!
ElvenChild3 years ago
cool
dommy3 years ago
whoa that looks awesome 5*