Cars Cake

by Esmarelda Ayres
(Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa)

Lightning McQueen never looked so yummy!

Lightning McQueen never looked so yummy!

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:

Thanks Esmarelda,

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.

Good luck.


Michelle (editor)

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Jun 15, 2011
Mc Queen cake
by: Anonymous

is there a possibility if you can bake me one for the 2July 2011 and what will your charge be email me back on


Oct 28, 2010
by: Lucie Bérubé

You nailed it, my two son's are also McQueen freaks and you carved him perfectly!! This is really nice!! Great work!

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