There must have been something in the water, because this is the third Third Birthday Cake I've made in as many weeks. And the second Lightning McQueen cake as well!
I really love this movie. I watch the movie over and look for clips to find the right scene for inspiration.
This is a marble cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, which the birthday boy specifically requested. I filled the inside with chocolate pudding. The rock formations are cereal treats covered in chocolate frosting. The cactus and Mater's hood are fondant. The gravel is crushed Nilla wafers. I think it would have looked better if it were completely covered in fondant...But I don't especially like to eat fondant so I hate to over do it.
I think it was during the credits that Mater was fishing for his lost hood. He said something like, "Look! I found my hood." He puts it on and with a noticeably nasal voice, say, "How do I look?!" Sneeze and off it flies. "Shoot."
Mater is by far my favorite character. Thanks for stopping by.