Fresh from Victory Lane, it’s a Lightning McQueen Sugar Sheets! cake zooming in for birthday fun. Just in time for the release of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3, this cake is great for themed birthday parties and is a quick and easy treat for beginning decorators. Use edible Sugar Sheets! decorations to top this cake and you’ll have a dessert ready to go in lightning speed!
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers.
Ice cake. Using creamy icing, fill and stack layers for 4 in. high cake. Ice cake smooth. Gently remove large Sugar Sheets! decoration and place on top of cake according to package instructions.
Tint fondant. Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red icing colors to get red color shown. Combine Black and touch of Lemon Yellow icing colors to get grey color shown. Tint 2 oz. fondant red and 2 oz. fondant grey following color combinations provided. Using Black icing color, tint additional 2 oz. fondant black.
Make red and grey fondant decorations. Print out Racing Stripe Pattern. Using fondant roller with pink guide rings, roll out red fondant. Using craft knife and pattern, cut out two stripes. Store red fondant under plastic wrap to prevent drying.
Repeat entire step with grey fondant, creating two grey stripes. Attach to bottom of cake, alternating colors.
Make black fondant decorations. Using fondant roller with pink guide rings, roll out black fondant. Cut out eight 6½ in. long x 1/8 in. wide strips. Using damp decorating brush, attach to top and bottom of each rhombus shape.
Cut 24 small strips, measuring ¾ in. long and ranging in width from 1/8 in. to ¼ in. wide. Using damp decorating brush, attach six strips, diagonally, at angled end.