Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cars Lightning McQueen Cake

Another cake completed! - a Disney Cars cake that I made for Noah's birthday.  Noah is the son of our friend Alisha from work.  The car, Lightning McQueen, is made with rice krispie treats that I molded and covered with red fondant.  After that I added all of the details.  The car alone took a Friday night, all day Saturday, and most of Sunday.  And that part wasn't even eaten!  I'm crazy, this I know.  I handled it so much that the dri,ed fondant starting cracking.  Kind of devastating considering all the time I spent on it.  But I heard that Noah liked it, so all is redeemed.  :)   This is the first time I've made a little matching base for the cake.  I covered a cake board with black fondant and then trimmed it with yellow ribbon.  I think it makes the cake look more finished and I plan to do that more on future cakes.

Here's the rice krispies all molded and being covered with buttercream

Finished with the buttercream covering


Before I covered it in red fondant, I added a few details underneath - the windshield, windows, and teeth


Here he is all covered in red fondant and with eyes added.  I cut out the red where the windshield, windows, and teeth were to reveal what was underneath


I needed to make graduated color from red to yellow for the lightning bolt on the side of the car.  This can be done pretty easily with an airbrush.  Unfortunately, I don't own an airbrush, so I took different colors of fondant and worked them together to get this result...


And finally, some completed cake shots







8 comments:

  1. REDICULOUSly cute. I know many little boys who would pee their pants with excitement over this.

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  2. Hey Girl. So this cake is stinking awesome. I saw on your blog list that you read Cake Wrecks. I'm actually friends with Jen and I told her about this cake. Hopefully she will feature it on one of her Sunday Sweets! If that's cool with you. Let me know.

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  3. That is most definitely cool with me!...although I don't know if I'm up to par with some of those cakes on Sunday Sweets. Some of them are crazy ridiculous! :)

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  4. I just wanted to thank you so very much for this tutorial. This is simply the best thing online yet. Amazing. Now I feel confident enough to follow through on my ideas for my nephews cake. Thanks a million AND ONE!

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  5. brandy o'connellAugust 5, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    if only i lived in wisconsin! My son wants to look at this constantly!! he loves it!! You are incredibly talented. Can't wait to see your latest inspirations.

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  6. wow just beautiful, very professional.

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  7. Me encanta!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!!

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  8. Love this!! You did a wonderful job on this cake!!

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