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Cupcakes with Cars?! HELP

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I have a friend who wants cupcakes with cars on them. It doesn't have to be exactly like "Cars", the movie, although the birthday boy likes the movie. She mentioned something about doing a road and/or a stand-up checkered flag too!! I was thinking I could just find a mini car cutter and do flat cars out of fondant, but my two favor cutter websites don't have mini car cutters!!

I tried steering her toward a cupcake cake, but she really wants individual cupcakes. Grrr...


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post #2 of 13
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Would it look dumb if I did chocolate candy molds of cars on top of the cupcakes? I found some molds that look kind of like matchbox cars. I just don't know what else to do!!
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post #3 of 13
They sell little cars and car candies in Michaels in the Wilton aisle. You can try those for an easy alternative.

Or you could make small 3-D fondant cars. Or maybe try using icing plaques for the flags.

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thank you...I didn't know about the Wilton car stuff. The 3D cars is a little more work than I would like! But thanks for your suggestions! anyone else??
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post #5 of 13
If there aren't too many guest maybe you could get some cheap little cars from a dollar store and let each guest keep the car that is on their cupcake.
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I get to make car cupcakes this weekend for a baby shower. The theme was "Boys and Toys"...with planes, trains, and cars. I have a set of 24 matchbox cars that I got at Tuesday Morning for $5 that I'll use to top some of the cupcakes, then I thought about baking some cupcakes without the liner, flipping them upside down, frosting with fondant (quick-pour, maybe), and adding little oreos for wheels, m&ms for lights, and either fondant or fruit roll-ups for windows. The latter is probably more time consuming than you'd like, though. Just thought I'd share with you what I was planning...

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I did some of these for a little boy and he loved theme!! As did i , i use them on ALL my advertisements
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I made the cupcakes with "Grass" and put the candy cars from Wilton in them!!
post #8 of 13
I made these......if she's looking for a road you could do this......it's super easy and these cars are just some chocolate nascar cars I found at the grocery store. I just used the large icer tip and flipped it over so the smooth side was up to pipe the black on and the green is just the grass/fur tip.....super easy!
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post #9 of 13
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I love both of those pictures!! Do you mind if I suggest the idea to this woman?? The pic with the little boy: those are the Wilton cars?? I guess I have to get to Michael's to check them out!

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post #10 of 13
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KHalstead, she likes your race track idea, and so do I...it looks super easy! Thanks so much for the suggestion. I think she's just going to get some matchbox cars for it, but I will keep an eye out for something edible too. thanks again.
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post #11 of 13
Oh my gosh both are so cute. I did a cars cake for my grandson. I have yet to try a CC. I guess I am too chicken!!!! Good luck with yours. I am sure you will do fine. Don't forget to post some pics.

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post #12 of 13
I totally love the race track cupcakes. I guess I could make those for our house for the Daytona(first race of the season) coming up in Febr. My family would totally love em.
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Great work, everyone!

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