McQueen Cupcake Cake

The Lightning McQueen Road Cake


Back in April my son turned 2 years old. (eeek! It has gone by way too fast!) We were a tad bit busy since we were right in the middle of building our house,but I still wanted to make a fun cake even though I had practically no time. I got it in my head to make a Lightening McQueen Cake since Emerson is such a huge fan of the movie Cars. So this is what I finally came up with. It was easy, and fast, and turned out better than I envisioned. YAY, I love it when it works out like that don’t  you!?!

You will need:

  • 2 Cake Mixes
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Black Frosting or MAKE YOUR OWN
  • White Frosting
  • Frosting bag & appropriate tip (or use a plastic ziplock bag with a corner cut off)
  • Assorted Disney Pixar CARS (these can be found at Walmart or Target for $3.50 ea)

STEP 1: Make 2 Dozen Cupcakes. Each cake mix will make 1 dozen cupcakes. Instead of filling the cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full…go ahead and fill them all the way to the top. They will cook more like a muffin with a large top…yum. More = Better I always say:

Step 2: Frost your cupcakes with a nice, dark, creamy, smooth, thick layer of yummy black frosting:

Step 3: Add your white road lines. If you are fancy you can use a frosting bag with a nice tip…or if you are like me you can just fill a ziplock bag up with one of the corners cut off. Either way, it should look something like this:

Step 4: After you have frosted all 24 cupcakes, line them up side by side down the center of your table, and place your cars on top so it looks like they are driving down the road. You can arrange them however you like. I made mine twist and turn around the food we were serving for his Birthday dinner like this:






YAY for easy birthday cakes! woot. woot. smile :-) And happy birthday little man!


  1. This is SUCH a good idea! I think so many moms would think Lightning McQueen = Cake of Lightning McQueen. This so unique & fun and EASY!! Gold Star mom!


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