After the last two weeks of doll cakes and princess castle cakes, it’s time to turn our attention to cakes for boys. There’s no better birthday cake for a boy – whether a little one or a grown-up one – than a fantastic 3D car cake. And we have two of the best above with a snazzy red Lightning McQueen car from Bake A Boo Cake Design (left) and a super hot sports car from McGreevy Cakes (right).
We have some great car cake tutorials for you starting with a Ferrari car cake tutorial here from Cakes Step by Step (below).
Cake Fu also have a super cool muscle car cake tutorial below by Sweet Grace Cake Designs.
Liz Marek of The Artisan Cake Co. has created the wonderful classic car cake below and shares her tutorial here: vintage car cake tutorial.
A classic of another kind, the much-loved Volkswagen Beetle, has been re-created in cake by Rhu Strand by Pimp My Cake UK. Rhu has made her great tutorial available here: car cake tutorial VW Beetle.
For those new to cake sculpting, the handy chart below will give you a good idea of the general shape you need to cut to create a car cake, plus you’ll find the rest of the details on this car cake design from Parenting.com here: car cake tutorial.
Verusca Walker demonstrates how to recreate Disney’s Dinoco car cake here: car cake tutorial.
And Ann Reardon of How To Cook That shows how to make her Lightning McQueen cake here: car cake tutorial.
Below, you’ll find a simple picture guide for a Lightning McQueen car cake (uncredited via Pinterest) and you’ll find more tutorials for car cakes for little boys at the following links:
- car cake tutorial from Veena’s Art of Cakes
- car cake tutorial by How2Cakes by Natalia
- car cake tutorial from Make Fabulous Cakes
Plus, you’ll find more great tutorials here:
- car cake tutorial by Ellen Scariati
- car cake tutorial with LED headlights by Delicious Deliveries
- Mercedes car cake tutorial by Butterfly Cakes, Bradford
- Car cake tutorial by Kami Cakes
Below, the Zuccheri Amo blog show how to create a classic white fiat:
Verusca Walker has created two of her great picture tutorials below for a VW camper van (left) and a saloon style car (right).
Advertisement: Finally, if you’re eager to learn more on car cake engineering right down to the fine details, check out Mike McCarey’s brilliant class on Craftsy. Find out more here: Classic Car, Timeless Techniques by Mike McCarey
For more cake ideas for birthday cakes for men and boys, see our features on:
- Sports Cakes: Part 1
- Sports Cakes: Part 2
- Superhero Cakes
- Golf Cakes
- Cakes for Gardeners
- Father’s Day Cakes
- Dog Cakes & Tutorials
- Horse & Pony Cakes, Plus Tutorials
- Vintage Suitcase Cakes for Travel Fans & Honeymooners
- Surfer Cakes
- Balloon Cakes for All Occasions
- Cute Cakes for Little Boys
Coming Up Next: Patchwork Cake Designs for All Occasions