Tanner wanted a Cars cake for his 4th birthday that featured Lightning McQueen and Mater. What fun! This cake is a chocolate cake with Oreos and fudge and buttercream filling. I decorated the side of the cake with a mountain-esque landscape and the top is decorated like the end of a long, long race. Mater right by Lightning McQueen's side. I found both in the toy aisle and Target and thought they were perfect!
I used some candy from our local candy store, Sweet Dreams, that looks like rocks, or in this case, boulders. They are actually chocolate flavored candies and I think they add a really neat detail to the landscape.
I was also asked to make a dozen cake pops and theme them to the Cars theme. I made some red and some black and topped them with gum paste "Route 66" signs and the others were street signs with a #4 or the letter T on it. You know, Tanner's turning 4!! :)
Here's what the two look like together.
I hope that Tanner had an excellent birthday party!!