How To Make Lightning McQueen Cupcakes

During the announcement of the first World Grand Prix, Francesco Bernoulli starts boasting how much faster he is than Lightning McQueen. Not one to back down McQueen accepts Bernoulli’s challenge to race against him in the coming World Grand Prix.

This is going to be a hang on to the edge of your seat type of race. McQueen needs to be quick if he’s going to win. Cindy is going to show you how to make Lightning McQueen cupcakes. They’re perfect for an after the movie treat or extra treats for a birthday party. You’ll have to be quick to get your own cupcake before the kids race through them.

Lightning McQueen Cupcakes

How To Make Lightning McQueen Cupcakes By Cindy Littlefield

You’ll need:

* Batch of frosted cupcakes
* White chocolate candy bar or bar of white baking chocolate
* Red cupcake icing
* Toothpick
* Mini chocolate chips
* Chocolate candies with brown shells (such as M&Ms)
* Small chocolate candies with yellow shells (such as M&M Minis)


1. For the windshields, cut small rectangles, about 1″ by 1.75″, from the white chocolate. Pipe a line of red icing trim along the side and top edges of each rectangle. Then use the tip of a toothpick to “drill” shallow holes where the eyes will go, and gently press mini chocolate chips (tips down) in place. Set the windshields aside until the icing hardens.

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2. Working with one cupcake at a time, frost the top with red icing. Gently press a windshield partway down into the center of the cupcake.

3. Press two sets of brown-shelled candies into the frosting on the sides of the cupcake for tires.

4. Add headlights by turning yellow-shelled candies on edge and pressing them into the frosting (a toothpick comes in handy for this). For a mouth, press a small curve of white chocolate into the frosting at the front of the cupcake.

Now that you know how to make Lightning McQueen cupcakes, you are ready to make those extra special treats for your party.

Go here for your plates, napkins, stickers or any other item you need to complete your Lightning McQueen party. They’re all on this page, Disney Cars 2 Party Supplies so, take a look.
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4 Responses to How To Make Lightning McQueen Cupcakes

  • mimmi says:

    These look great and I am definitely going to attempt them for DD’s 4th B-day next weekend – One question though…did you use a mold for the windshield or did you cut the choc. from a bar – I am envisioning not being able to cut the choc. without it breaking apart.

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!


  • Laniann says:

    Hi Mimmi,

    No mold was used but, you could use a mold. The windshield was cut with a very sharp knife. A bar of chocolate that is placed in the refrigerator will be very hard when removed. This could break when you attempt to cut the windshield.

    It is easier to cut the chocolate if it is at room temperature and soften a bit. You could also cut a larger shape and carve the edges down with your knife. After you cut your windshield you can place it back in the refrigerator to stiffen up again.

    Happy Birthday to DD and I wish both of you a wonderful day full of great memories.


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