Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lightning McQueen

I know this is a little late, but I just realized I never posted any photos of the cake and cupcakes I made for Donevan's birthday. He is in LOVE with Cars and anything to do with that movie. So I decided to attempt a Lightning McQueen cake. I did the same thing that I did with Iris's princess cake and used Rice Krispie Treats instead of actual cake. Then I did marshmallow fondant. I used gel food coloring and had to use a LOT for both the red and black. I looked up some images of Lightning McQueen and kind of just winged it. But he was really happy with it and that's all I cared about.

I used the fondant again for the cupcakes. I had a hard time deciding what to put on the cupcakes for decoration. I thought about checkered flags or something like that, but settled on a car tire with a lightning bolt going through.

They were a huge hit and I can't wait for the next opportunity to make another cake. It is actually a lot of fun and lets my creative juices flow. Anyone need a cake?


D+L said...

oh my! these look amazing! and delicious