Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake Recipe #Cars3

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Why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie Cars 3 that came out this past week.

 

Why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie Cars 3 that came out this past week.

 

Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake Recipe!

 

Who doesn’t love Lightning McQueen from Cars 3? Everybody does! So why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie that came out this past week. The kids will love them as well as the adults. Don’t let the list of ingredients and directions scare you away. I just wanted to give you the step by step to make it easier for you to make them. You could even use canned frosting and store bought cupcakes if you wanted to. Let’s get baking! 

 

Why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie Cars 3 that came out this past week.

 

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla bean paste
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan

Frosting Ingredients: 

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Red food coloring
  • Medium star tip and pastry bag

Ingredients for the icing transfers:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Five piping bags fitted with the number 2 tip
  • Red, black, blue, and yellow food dye
  • Lightning McQueens eyes image from google
  • Pen or pencil to trace the image
  • Piece of white paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 5 bowls

 

Directions to make transfer:

1. Locate the image of Lightning McQueens eyes on google and print it out.

2. Take your piece of paper and place on top of the image.

3. Using a pen or pencil trace the image onto the white paper about 3-4 times 4 inches apart.

4. Place the paper with the copies onto the cookie sheet.

5. Fit a sheet of parchment paper onto the cookie sheet and tape the edges so that you have a smooth flat area.

6. Using the standing mixer, combine the powder sugar, egg whites, cream of tarter and vanilla and mix on medium speed.

7. If the royal icing is still a yellow soup, add in 1/2 C powder sugar.

8. Continue to mix until you get stiff peaks.

9. Evenly divide the icing into the five bowls.

10. Add a few red drops into the first bowl and mix until combined.

11. Add a few more drops to get the shade of red that you want.

12. Add a few blue drops to the second bowl.

13. Add a few yellow drops to the third bowl.

14. Add a few black drops to the fourth bowl.

15. Leave the white icing in the fifth bowl white.

16. Scoop the icing colors into a piping bag.

17. Using the black icing, outline the place lines on Lightning’s eyes.

 

Why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie Cars 3 that came out this past week.

 

18. Using the red icing, fill in the top part red.

 

 

19. Using the white icing, fill in the bottom part white.

 

Why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie Cars 3 that came out this past week.

 

20. Using the blue icing, add two blue dots for his eyes.

 

Why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie Cars 3 that came out this past week.

 

21. Using the black icing again, add a dot into the center of the blue dot for his pupils.

 

 

22. Using the yellow icing, below Lightnings eyes on a empty space on the cookie sheet, pipe on 24 small yellow dots for Lightning’s headlights.

23. Using the black icing, pipe on 48 medium sized black circles for the tires.

24. Set aside for 1 day to dry.

 

 
Directions for cupcakes:

1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean pasta and mix until combined.

3. Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full.

4. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.

5. Pull out and place on the side to cool.

 

Directions for Icing: 

1. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed.

2. If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream.

3. Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks.

4. Separate the frosting into three bowls.

5. Add red dye into the bowl and mix until combined.

6. Add a few more drops in to get a bright red.

7. Fit the star tip into the piping bag.

8. Scoop the red frosting into the piping bag.

9. Twist the top of the piping bag and squeeze the frosting down.

10. Take your cooled cupcake and frosting the cupcake from the outer edge.

11. Gently peel off Lightning’s eyes and place onto the top center of the cupcake.

12. Add two yellow dots below his eyes, in the corner for the headlights.

13. Add 4 black dots, 2 on each side, for tires.

14. Enjoy your Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe!

 

Why not make some cute Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake recipe to go along with the movie Cars 3 that came out this past week.

 

 

Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake Recipe #Cars3

Lightning McQueen Cars Cupcake Recipe #Cars3

Ingredients

  • 1 box of french vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C (1 stick) of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla bean paste
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan
  • Frosting Ingredients: 
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Red food coloring
  • Medium star tip and pastry bag
  • Ingredients for the icing transfers:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Five piping bags fitted with the number 2 tip
  • Red, black, blue, and yellow food dye
  • Lightening McQueens eyes image from google
  • Pen or pencil to trace the image
  • Piece of white paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 5 bowls

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with the liners
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla bean pasta and mix until combined
  3. Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full
  4. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes
  5. Pull out and place on the side to cool
  6. Directions to make transfer:
  7. Locate the image of lightening McQueens eyes on google and print it out
  8. Take your piece of paper and place on top of the image
  9. Using a pen or pencil trace the image onto the white paper about 3-4 times 4 inches apart
  10. Place the paper with the copies onto the cookie sheet
  11. Fit a sheet of parchment paper onto the cookie sheet and tape the edges so that you have a smooth flat area
  12. Using the standing mixer, combine the powder sugar, egg whites, cream of tarter and vanilla and mix on medium speed
  13. If the royal icing is still a yellow soup, add in 1/2 C powder sugar
  14. Continue to mix until you get stiff peaks
  15. Evenly divide the icing into the five bowls,
  16. Add a few red drops into the first bowl and mix until combined.
  17. Add a few more drops to get the shade of red that you want
  18. Add a few blue drops to the second bowl
  19. Add a few yellow drops to the third bowl
  20. Add a few black drops to the fourth bowl
  21. Leave the white icing in the fifth bowl white
  22. Scoop the icing colors into a piping bag
  23. Using the black icing, outline the place lines on lightening's eyes
  24. Using the red icing, fill in the top part red
  25. Using the white icing, fill in the bottom part white
  26. Using the blue icing, add two blue dots for his eyes
  27. Using the black icing again, add a dot into the center of the blue dot for his pupils
  28. Using the yellow icing, below lightenings eyes on a empty space on the cookie sheet, pipe on 24 small yellow dots for lightening's headlights
  29. Using the black icing, pipe on 48 medium sized black circles for the tires
  30. Set aside for 1 day to dry.
  31. Directions for Icing: 
  32. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the food coloring into the bowl and mix on medium speed
  33. If your frosting starts looking like powdery rocks, add another tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  34. Mix until you see creamy stiffed peaks
  35. Separate the frosting into three bowls
  36. Add red dye into the bowl and mix until combined
  37. Add a few more drops in to get a bright red
  38. Fit the star tip into the piping bag
  39. Scoop the red frosting into the piping bag
  40. Twist the top of the piping bag and squeeze the frosting down
  41. Take your cooled cupcake and frosting the cupcake from the outer edge
  42. Gently peel off lightening's eyes and place onto the top center of the cupcake
  43. Add two yellow dots below his eyes, in the corner for the headlights
  44. Add 4 black dots, 2 on each side, for tires
  45. Enjoy!
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