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How do I make a 3d Lightening Mcqueen cake?

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I am a first time cake baker and I really want to make my son a 3d lightening Mcqueen cake for his 3rd birthday next month. I think I am nuts for trying to go from no experience to a 3D cake lol. I just know he would love it and it would be awesome to tell him later that his mommy made it for him. I am trying to research using the wilton 3d cruiser pan as my car but having no luck as to see what it would look like as MCqueen. I need step by step directions and cannot find any.. I can follow direction im just not good at coming up with them myself lol. Also someone mentioned i could make him out of rice cripsy treats but no luck on finding out to do that either. I would rather have the car out of cake but if it is easier I would try. I never used fondant before and watched a video about it is it really hard? I want this cake to be awesome someone please help.... any advice would be really appreicated by both myself and the little guy icon_smile.gif
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Hi,
I came across this website. I haven't tried it out yet but hopefully you'll find it helpful.

http://www.how2cakes.com/3dcar.html
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I used the wilton cruiser pan for my lightning mcqueen cake (IN MY PICTURES) the same as what you are planning on doing. i just carved the shape of lightning mcqueen by taking the bumps of the bonnet and the back so it was flatter looking for the sports car shape. It really helps if you have a lightning mcqueen car to hand to model it from but it is pretty easy to do.
Ready to roll fondant is really easy to work with you can buy it red or colour it yourself with gel colours. I painted all his details on by hand straight onto the fondant but you can always cut them out of fondant and attach them with water or edible glue. Good luck HTH.
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Originally Posted by stiffalus

I used the wilton cruiser pan for my lightning mcqueen cake (IN MY PICTURES) the same as what you are planning on doing. i just carved the shape of lightning mcqueen by taking the bumps of the bonnet and the back so it was flatter looking for the sports car shape. It really helps if you have a lightning mcqueen car to hand to model it from but it is pretty easy to do.
Ready to roll fondant is really easy to work with you can buy it red or colour it yourself with gel colours. I painted all his details on by hand straight onto the fondant but you can always cut them out of fondant and attach them with water or edible glue. Good luck HTH.



I was starting to get really discouraged about this cake lol i am so nervous i am going to order the pan online today lightening mcqueen is so popular right now i am suprised i havent gotten more responses or found things online with directions for this but im going to wing it lol
post #5 of 6
just go for it! I wing it everytime i do a cake. i just go with the flow and always seems to turn out ok in the end. lol! I found the lightning mcqueen one quite easy because of the shape of the cruiser pan it really helped. I am sure your cake will turn out great. If you need any help or get stuck with anything just message me and i will do my best to offer some advice if you would like although i have only been doing cakes for just over a year myself. i find youtube for fondant advice amazing and i am forever reading things in these forums. Good luck!
friends are like stars you cant always see them but you know that they are there. x
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friends are like stars you cant always see them but you know that they are there. x
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Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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