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Creating Car's Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake

Creating Car's Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake

Sillybears Birthday Lightning McQueen Cake

Cars Lightning McQueen Cake How-to

Yay for grandsons, my life has been so much better since they came into my life.

So, for this birthday, it was to be Lightning McQueen from the kid’s movie Cars.

I was so excited to add that one cake to my list of successes.

I started by making the cakes I know well and I knew this baked cake was dense and flavorful: the Hellman’s Chocolate cake, which you can find here on my website.

I used 2 recipes to make the two layers, a 10 x14 cake and a small 8x8 pan, with the rest of the batter, I made 12 cupcakes.

I then made 2 cups buttercream icing to use as “glue” to build the car.

A sharp knife to do the caring and a lot of imagination.

What you need:

1 cake, 10x14

1 cake, 8x8

2 cups buttercream icing

1 Lightning McQueen image or physical car

Knives for sculpting and cutting

16 oz. red fondant

4 oz. black fondant

4 oz. white fondant

4 oz. yellow fondant

Blue food coloring

Oreos (for wheels)

Rolling pin

Water

Food brush

Make your own:

·  Grey fondant

·  Orange fondant

·  Blue fondant

For the orange color fondant, use and mix red and yellow fondant, to create the grey, add a bit of black to white fondant. For the blue of the eyes, add blue food coloring to white fondant.


Instructions:

Follow the images and use your imagination when cutting out the shape of the cake.

TIPS:

For the orange color fondant, use and mix red and yellow fondant, to create the grey, add a bit of black to white fondant. For the blue of the eyes, add blue food coloring to white fondant.

Fondant: When rolling out your fondant, sprinkle your surface with a light dusting of flour, roll out your fondant from the center going outwards. Manipulate fluidly, do not be afraid to adjust as you lay it over the shaped cake, trim as needed.

Back Spoiler: To make the back spoiler, fold a thin piece of red fondant and use water to set it at the back. Roll black fondant around toothpicks and use these to hold it in place.

Forms: Use precut letter molds and frosting tips for different size circles.

Wheels: Trim or keep Oreos same size, roll out black fondant and cover the Oreos, to create the wheels, cut out red circles for the center and use a tiny piping tip to write “Lightyear” around the perimeter of the wheel.

Cleaning: Use a humid pastry brush to clean as you go.

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