Cars Birthday Cake How To

Cars Birthday Cake How To

Ka-chow down on this yummy cake

Kick the party into high gear with a too-cool Cars cake! A Lightning McQueen cake pan and our Cars Birthday Cake How-To (below) are the main ingredients to make your own. We'll show you the best tricks to ice your own Lightning McQueen cake like a pro.

How-To

Yield Servings vary Level Advanced
Cars Birthday Cake
Ingredients:
  • Favorite cake recipe or mix (51/2 cups batter used)
  • 4.5 lb. White Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing
  • Royal Blue Icing Color*
  • Black Icing Color*
  • Lemon Yellow Icing Color
  • No-Taste Red* Icing Color
  • Brown Icing Color*
  • Orange Icing Color
  • Light corn syrup
  • *Combine Royal Blue with a little Black for dark blue shown. Combine No-Taste Red with Brown for red shown.
Supplies:
  • Cars Lightning McQueen Cake Pan
  • Cooling grid
  • 9 in. angled spatula
  • 12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags
  • Tip Set (tips 3 and 16 used)
Follow Instructions
Make cake 1) Make cake
Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake.
Ice sides and pipe in details 2) Ice sides and pipe in details
Tint small portions of white icing light blue, dark blue, black and gray. (For grey, add a tiny bit of black to white icing.) Tint larger portions of white icing red and orange. Then, thin small portions of white, light blue and red icing with drops of light corn syrup.Use spatula and thinned white icing to ice cake sides, front windshield, mouth and headlights. Use spatula and thinned light blue icing to ice side windows and small lightning bolt area smooth. Use spatula and thinned red icing to ice hubcap areas. Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and blue icing to outline eyes. Use tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag and white icing to pipe dot rivets on hood.
Outline cake 3) Outline cake
Use tip #3, cut disposable decorating bag and black icing to outline car, windows, mouth, headlights, hood, large and small lightning bolts and numbers.
Cover main car area with stars 4) Cover main car area with stars
Use tip #16, cut disposable decorating bag and red icing to cover car with stars.
Decorate with stars 5) Decorate with stars
Use tip #16, cut disposable decorating bag and yellow icing to fill in front of large lightning bolt with stars. Use tip 16, cut disposable decorating bag and orange icing to fill in numbers and back of large lightning bolt with stars.Use tip #3 and black icing to pipe dot pupils. Use tip #16, cut disposable decorating bag and black icing to fill in tires. Use tip #3 and grey icing to pipe outline muffler. Use tip #3 and white icing to pipe bead bottom border. Everyone will race over for a slice of this Cars cake!

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