I made this Lightening McQueen Cake for a third birthday.
First, I baked a basic yellow cake with red and blue sprinkles. I mixed very little "Royal Blue" with my white icing. I covered the windows and lights with white and blue icing in their respective places.
Next, I mixed "Black" with chocolate frosting and outlined the details of Lightening McQueen.
I filled in the tires next because they required such small detailing. I also outlined the lightening bolt and started the eyes.
Using "No-Taste Red" with most of my white icing, I made the icing the most vibrant red possible. This required mixing and cooling in the fridge periodically. Not sure why cooling worked, but it made the color more vibrant each time. Once the icing was as red as I wanted, I covered the cake. Next, I mixed "Lemon Yellow" with some white icing and "Orange" with the rest, and finished the last pieces of Lightening McQueen.
This is the 3-year old so excited about his cake!