Tow Mater Birthday Cake

Okay, okay……. a few people have asked me to post a few photos of my sons 3rd Birthday cake…. “Tow Mater” from the Disney/Pixar film “Cars”.  I’ve also decided to post this as part of the blogger EnglishMum’s Big Bake Off So here it is……

When I asked him what he would like his Birthday Cake to look like, he said he wanted it to be “Doctor Mater” from the “Cars” Toons – he had just been watching “Rescue Squad Mater” though, so I asked him again the next day, and being fickle as nearly 3 year olds can be, he had changed his mind – “Tow Mater”. Before he changed his mind again, I worked out what I would need in terms of icing and food paint to turn his request into reality, and ordered it pronto!

This is what he ended up with for his birthday cake…..

The cables used in the tow arm are made from twisted strawberry laces, painted with melted milk chocolate.

Under the “hood” is an oreo cookie, covered with regalice.

Everything is edible in this cake (a Madeira cake with chocolate buttercream and raspberry jam – his choice, covered with chocolate flavour regalice and milk chocolate cocoform) – except for the wooden skewers used to make the tow arm and towing frame, and the toothpicks holding the wing mirrors on.

I even gave him his trademark buck teeth!

Small boy said “Wow” when he came down for breakfast on the day of his birthday party….

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7 Responses to Tow Mater Birthday Cake

  1. English Mum says:

    He’s amazing! Thank you so much for entering – and good luck :)

  2. Jaton says:

    This is pretty amazing. We are gluten free and Mater is my son’s favorite… His birthday is Thursday and I did a quick search on gluten free tow mater cake when your blog/photos popped up.

    It was so impressive, I really couldn’t just view thus w/o having told you what a great job i think you did! While it might be a little overly ambitious for me to try myself, I have to say that I think you’ve done a marvelous job!


    • SarahT says:

      Thankyou so much! My son was thrilled with his cake. I haven’t done a gluten free cake for carving yet on my blog, but I hope to do one soon.

  3. amanda dower says:

    hi my little girl is wanting me to make her a mater cake for her birthday. was looking for some ideas. unfortunately i can’t see any of the photos of your mater cake on this site.

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