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.