October 10, 2011

Disney's Lightning McQueen Cupcakes

It was time to make some Disney inspired cupcakes again! In a previous post I showed how to make the Alien cupcakes from the Toy Story Movies.  I was in a baking mood again and since I had so much fun making the Alien cupcakes I headed over to the Disney site to find a Character cupcake to make.  The Lightning McQueen cupcakes from Cars caught my eye.  I made a few small changes to their suggested way of making them, so here is my version!
Lightning McQueen needed a windshield of course, so I took Hershey's Miniatures candy bars and put a thin layer of white icing on the back.  I then popped them into the freezer to harden up and make them easier to handle when it came time to put them on the cupcake. The directions said to use a white candy bar for the windshield but I could not find anything that I thought would work at the store so I used the Hershey's Miniatures instead. I think I like the little candy bars better!
I iced the cupcakes with red icing and added the candy bar windshield. Make sure you push the candy bar down far enough into the icing as it can tilt and fall out if you don't. 
Next, I put some of the red icing into a zip lock bag and snipped a little of the corner off of the bag with some scissors.  I then piped the red icing around the edge of the windshield and added black eyes with some decorating Gel icing.  The directions called for using mini chocolate chips for the eyes but I thought this was easier.
When it came time for the mouth once again I did my own thing. I just piped some white icing on for a fun mouth.  Two yellow M&M's were used for the headlights, and four brown M&M's made up the tires.You may find it necessary to "glue" the brown M&M's on with some added frosting just to make sure they stick. 

There you go...Lightning McQueen to the rescue!
I think they turned out great! They were fun to make and the boys that I gave them to that evening thought they were fun to eat too!
If you make some Lightning McQueen Cupcakes of your own I would love to hear about them!


Anonymous said...

Hey thanks! I've copied your idea and they turned pretty much like yours! Thanks 4 posting them!!

Anonymous said...

love your idea, i am going to try and make it for my Son's bday as he is a big fan of mater and mcqueen! thanks for the great idea