Monday, 18 February 2013
After months of talking about having a Barbie birthday party, three weeks before the big day, Miss M decided she wanted a Pixar Cars party instead. . . 'Where Mater & Lightning tip over the tractors. . . yeah!'
So all these wonderful ideas I had for Barbie theme were out the window, so, back to Google & Pinterest for some inspiration. You can see the what I gathered on my Cars Party board.
I didn't see any tipped tractor cakes so I had to get a little creative.
I used an old family favourite recipe for some chocolate sponge patty cakes (I think muffin size would have worked better, lesson learned)
Ice the top
Add a Milky Way with an Arnotts TeeVee Snack Malt Stick pressed into it
Ice some Oreos for the rear wheels & mini Oreos for the front wheels.
Last but not least add some Wilton candy eyes. (I was so excited to find them at Highland Homewares in my new town - not sure if it's a good thing for my bank balance that I discovered this store. . . )
This is the first time I've ever used these eyes & I think they're going to be added to my pantry as a staple.
Another angle of the cake
Even after taking this photo, it wasn't until we were at the park that I realised I'd left the front wheels off the tractors except my first trial one :-(
You can see the middle tractor on the left I tried turning upside down, but I think they looked better with the wide end at the top
I had a few cakes left over so I thought I'd have a go at making some Maters. . .
I took the off cutes from the tractor sides, and iced it for the eyes, also Wilton candy eyes
Add some mini Oreos for wheels & engine
Add some mini marshmallows for the teeth
Nowhere near as pretty as most of the cakes out there, but I was quite happy with the result for something done on the fly.
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