Friday, April 23, 2010

Cars Cake

Cars Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

When I got the order for this cake, I knew it was right up my alley! My client looked to the Pookie Cake as a design reference, but her son loves all things Disney Cars. I can relate! When my son Jay was three years old (and four) he was obsessed with the movie Cars. He slept on Cars sheets in his Cars pajamas, next to his Cars alarm clock, under his Cars blanket, after he brushed his teeth with his Cars toothbrush and tooth paste, after eating dinner on his Cars dishes. I could go on and on. Needless to say, we have seen the movie countless times, listened to the book on cd and movie soundtrack more times than I care to admit. I am more than just familiar with the characters from Cars!

The fascinating thing about the Disney Cars characters is that they are more than just talking vehicles. Each character has it's own distinct personality. For me they transcend their car-ness and become like people to whom kids and adults can relate. This cake incorporates some of my client's son's favorite characters:

Sally, the town lawyer who traded in life in the fast lane for the small town of Radiator Springs.

Chick Hicks longs to win the Piston Cup and get the sponsorship of Dinoco at any cost.

Lightening McQueen the hot rod rookie race car.

Sheriff, the town's grumpy police car.

Mater the fun loving tow truck.

Luigi the Fiat is the owner of the town tire store and a Formula One race fan, he loves Ferraris.

Happy Birthday Topher!


  1. You are amazing! How the heck do you do those paintings? Just on a piece of fondant with gel food coloring or what?? Love them!

  2. that is so very cool!!!
    well done, it's a little boys dream come true.

  3. Thanks Ladies! Jenny, I use the Americolor Edible Markers It is one pice of fondant that I transfer the shape onto by going over the outlines of a photo copy or computer print-out with an exacto knife. That leaves an indent of the general shape and then I cut it out and color it in and outline it with black!

  4. Amazing cake! The cars are perfectly painted and look so fun - love how you do this design!