This evening I made a cake for my son's 3 year birthday. This was my first attempt at a 3D cake. My proportions are off and carving a cake in to a car is tough!
I baked 2, 9" X 13" white cakes and froze them last night so they are easier to carve.
Fondant only comes in white so I hand mixed red food coloring in to it. It took a good 5:00 of kneading. Then rolled it into a thin sheet and laid it over the cake.
White fondant for the windshield (which I cut too small) and the mouth. The spoiler is a graham cracker covered in fondant.
Oreo cookie wheels with black frosting to make them bigger. Red fondant rims... it's all about the wheels! I painted the windows, eyes and detailed the rims with food coloring gel.
I originally was going to put Lightening McQueen's number on the roof but I went with a #3 instead.
And the almost finished cake. The lightening on the side turned out better than I thought they would. Tomorrow I'll finish the 'ground' before we head to a huge farm for Ben's party. Pony rides and a gazillion baby goats, sheep, and chickens.