by Esmarelda Ayres
(Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa)
Lightning McQueen never looked so yummy!
I made this Cars Cake when my sister's son turned 2 this year. He is CARS crazy! His mom decided to theme his birthday party CARS and wanted a Lightning McQueen cake.
She first wanted a normal cake with Lightning McQueen printed on rice paper, then she saw a 3D Lightning McQueen and gave me the not so easy task of making it.
It was normal Chocolate cake which I carved into the shape of Lightning McQueen. I covered it with buttercream icing. The rest of the trimmings I made with fondant.
The Badges were printed on rice paper. The Wheels and Mags were made with fondant.
From the editor:
Another beautiful cake.
There's a great technique that Esmarelda has used for her Cars Cake that you should take note of and that's the use of edible rice paper. It's a very versatile medium that's perfect for everything from small additions like the badges on this cake, to intricate full cake coverings.
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