June 24, 2011

How to Make a LIGHTNING MCQUEEN Cake Topper Out of Fondant


After what was a very long and seriously intense week, it was wonderful to unwind by hanging out and getting creative with some good friends.  I brought along some fondant and fondant tools so I could play and just have fun.  I have to admit, there's a lot of kid in me, so I'm really looking forward to the summer release of Pixar's "Cars II".  I must have had 'Cars' on the brain as I twizzled and twisted my red fondant because before I knew it, the pieces were coming together in the form of Lightning McQueen.



This little guy is just 3" long and was made from red, white, black and blue fondant.  The metallic elements were brushed on with a combination of lemon extract and luster dusts.  I used an food-writer pen to highlight the lettering.

Here's a quick little slideshow of how I put Lighting McQueen together.  He'd be the perfect little cake topper for a CARS birthday party.  I can imagine him posed on top of a fondant strip of blacktop, checkered flags a' wavin'.  

My kids just want to know when they can eat him.


15 comments:

  1. Mad skills, babe! You are amazing.

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  2. That's pretty awesome. For my son's third birthday last January, he wanted a Cars cake, and I just used his toy cars! I was cute though because I made the track and then put the cars on, but this puts me to shame! ;)

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  3. Oops, I meant to say IT was cute not I was cute. I guess maybe I'm cute too? Okay, I'll stop now. :)

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  4. omg i am SO impressed right now! you are crazy talented!

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  5. Okay, its official. You need to come to my house. My toddler would LOVE you! First the fire truck cake and now Lightning McQueen?? I'm so impressed!

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  6. THat looks amazing! I did a lightning mcqueen for my son's 3rd birthday but just out of regular frosting. Your fondant takes it to a whole different level. great job!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Seriously? How is that even possible?! That is SO cool! You've got some skills, that's for sure! It's awesome!

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  8. Wow! He's amazing! My son would go nuts!! :) Saw you over at Ladybird Ln. :)

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  9. I am so COMPLETELY impressed... My son loves lightening McQueen, and for his last birthday I made him a Lightening McQueen cake... But nothing like this, I made a road out of oreo cookies, and I cheated and put a little Lightening McQueen car on top... I am super impressed with your fondant car!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  10. Jenn, you are so talented! Your Lightening McQueen cake topper is just exquisite! The photographs are wonderful too, and really make it look do-able (although I'm not sure I would be talented enough to make mine look as good as yours!) Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with The Weekend Roundup. I hope to see you there again this weekend :)

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  11. Thanks for the amazing tutorial. It was a great help for the cars cake I made. I used this tutorial to make the cake topper.. I posted some pics of it on the below link:

    http://turtlecraftygirl.blogspot.com/2011/08/lightining-is-ready-vroomvroomvroom.html

    Thanks again for sharing this.

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  12. Hi, can you tell me if this tutorial is still available?

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    1. Hi MinaNZ, thank you for letting me know that the tutorial disappeared. I'm going to have to do some searching. It was being hosted by a slideshow website, and I'm guessing that the site must have closed down. I might have to recreate.

      Jenn

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    2. Ugh, sadly I just confirmed that slide.com, with whom I had created and hosted the slideshow, is long gone. The photos for this tutorial are on my old laptop. I'm hoping to have the data recovered from the laptop soon, so I can recreate the tutorial. So sorry about this. These are possibilities that I never imagined back in my early blogging days.

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  13. Please let me know if you recreate this tutorial - I am interested in it too.

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