Friday, July 25, 2008

Lightning McQueen

Dave's high school friend Amanda asked if I would make a cake for her son's 4th birthday. His party is Cars themed so we came up with this Lightning McQueen cake. This was my first attempt at making Lightning. I thought it turned out pretty good. I put in the basement to stay cool, so I thought.

Before I went to bed I decided to check on Lightning. It was so hot yesterday the bottom cake buckled. I'm sure I had enough supports in it but the heat was just too much I guess.

Luckily Wal-Mart carries fondant and is open late. Dave ran to the store while I disassembled the poor Lightning cake. I put a new layer of fondant on the bottom tier and repiped the message. Disaster averted!

I actually like the second cake better. The first time I put Lightning in the center of the cake and wrote Happy Birthday Eli on the side of the bottom tier. I wasn't thrilled with how it turned out. So the second attempt I made room to write the message on the top of the cake.

Cake decorated always has its surprises. When I was working on the cake in the morning I thought "this was too easy." I guess I was a little too confident and needed to be humbled. Well, fixing a cake in the middle of the night in my pajamas seemed to do the trick.


Kimber Bowen said...

I love the cake it turned out so cute. You are absoulutely amazing. I hope you enjoyed your day off. It is sad that we live in Nevada now and don't get pioneer day off. Great JOB!

Melinda said...

That looks so good! I am so impressed. Even after classes I will never be as good as you.

Chrissy said...

This cake is adorable! Can you ship to Boise?? I want to hire you!! LOL!!

Dalloyd said...

You did an amazing job. All of Eli's little boy cousins loved the cake and everyone oooood and awwwwwd about it.
My sister in laws said you did a great job.
Eli loved it as well. He was so proud of it. The boys demolished it with their hands. It was fun to watch. All the kids were fighting over what part of lighting mcqueen they were going to eat, from the tires to the eyes. It was so fun.
Thanks again.

Mom said...

The cake is so cute! I wish I had a quarter your talent.

Mother Goose said...

Love the save! sometimes the second time around is better. I like how you put the words on top! Great job!!!