If you spend anytime with my nephew, you know he loves anything CARS. One of my fondest memories happened last Thanksgiving evening after the celebration of day was winding down. The kids settled in to watch a movie and snuggle with their stuffed animals. Max declined an animal. He was set- he had his matchbox cars to snuggle with. So, it was no surprise that when he turned three, he had a CARS themed birthday party. My sister in law was so sweet to let me to make Max his cake.
At the time of the party, I did something a little new for me, a character cake on top of large 16" split and filled round. The bottom cake was covered in fondant and the top character layer was decorated with butter cream. Since then I have made this cake which is another character cake on top of a large round.
This is the cake pan I used. I modified the race car to create "Lightening McQueen." for the top.
The party was super fun and I am so glad I was able to celebrate!