Monday, March 28, 2011

Disney Cars cupcakes

These Disney cars cupcakes are part 2 of my son's 2nd Birthday celebration. I'm proud to say that the characters on the cupcakes are all cut, drawn and hand painted by me.

I love making these cupcakes and my ultimate accomplishment is to enjoy the kids' reaction to these cute little cupcakes...

Funny that the kids loves the Lightning McQueen and the King cupcakes but didn't want to touch the Chick cupcakes. This shows that everyone wants to be the "good guys" since young. The kids were observing the details of the character on their cupcakes and was eating them part by part. My son loves his lightning McQueen cupcake. He was holding on his cake so much that he didn't even want to bite it...I love my silly boy.

 

This is how I made these cupcakes...

The cupcakes are made with the same recipe that I made the Lightning McQueen cake. The recipe (with 3 eggs) makes 15 of the standard size cupcakes.

1. Colour rolled fondant with red, blue, green and black (tyres) edible coloring.
2. Roll out the coloured fondant into 3-4mm thick and cut into shapes.
3. Use small circle cookie cutter to cut black fondant into shapes of car tyres. Cut the red, green and blue fondant into the shapes of the cars characters. Fix 2 black tyres into each car.
4. Use edible writing pens (I used the Americolor Gourmet Writer Food Marker Pens) to draw the outline and feature of each car.
5. Painted the tyres and exhaust with edible silver and gold paint.
6. Allow the character to dry and firm up (this may take longer than a couple of hours depending on the humidity)
6. Combine 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp water and pipe around the edges of each digestive biscuit. Allow icing to set for 10-15 min. Thin icing with extra water until the right consistency and fill up the biscuit with the thinned icing. Place character icing onto the icing immediately. Allow icing to set.
7. Fix the biscuit into the cupcake using melted chocolate.
8. Sit back, relax and enjoy watching the kids eating these cupcakes.

Happy Baking

34 comments:

  1. Wow very nicely made ! I think your kids will love them to bits !

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  2. Wow!!! the cake looks simple superb, I am in love with your photography keep up your good work..

    Valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  3. These are so cute! I work with so many cars fans that would love these!

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  4. These cupcakes are so cute- so much detail! My grandson would love these. :)

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  5. My gosh, they look so cute and so much work involved. Thumbs up, Zoe!

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  6. Wow! The detail is amazing. Great job, they look perfect. Your boy sounds so cute. :) You have very nice art skills. Setting the fondant on a glazed biscuit is such a good idea.

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  7. This is what I'd call a labour of love:D So cute!

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  8. ther i so much owrk to do to come up with these nice and attractive cupcakes. All i can say is that you're a great mom!

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  9. Marvellous and cute cupcakes..

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  10. WOW Zoe! This is super cute!! I want to learn this from you :D

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  11. they look soooo cute and nicely make! Wish I can get to know this earlier so I can make some for my son too!

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  12. that is simply soo LOVELY! (: (: great job zoe! (:

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  13. You're such a great mummy! that is a lot of effort in drawing and putting them together! I'm sure your son will have memories of these cupcakes for years to come (or when he looks back at the photos!) I don't know which one is the Chic cupcake but they all look boy-ish to me! haha.

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  14. you'll do anything to put a smile on your boy Zoe :) your cupcakes look really adorable!!

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  15. The cupcakes are really cute! Great job!

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  16. Zoe these cupcakes look so cute and beauty! gloria

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  17. My son likes Lightning McQueen very much. They are lovely and who wouldn't want to be with the good guys?

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  18. Adorable! My daughter would love these!!

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  19. A very inviting yummy cupcake for kids and kids in adults like me :)

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  20. Varoom, these look amazing. Too good to eat actually.

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  21. These cupcakes are cute, love the design. Looks perfect, Zoe!

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  22. Although I am about to turn 24... i have to say that i am a big sucker for CARs! theyre just so cute!! what a wonderful job done Zoe!! bet your little one loved it!

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  23. These look delightful! No wonder the kids love them.

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  24. Don't let my boys look at these, otherwise, I cannot fulfil what they want. You are so innovative & creative, the cupcakes are super!

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  25. Lovely! At last, something for the boys ;p

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  26. hi Zoe, here's an award for u :
    http://iloveicookibake.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-first-blog-award.html
    :)

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  27. my little boy is tractor and car mad. He's been asking me all week to make a car cake !

    Love your little toppers :-)

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  28. You did an AMAZING job with these!!! Inspiring me to be more creative for my children's birthdays this fall. Thanks for posting and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son!

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