Last week I had another CARS cake.. very similar to the one I did two weeks before. A friend saw the first one and wanted the same for her little guy turning 2. The one addition was she wanted a 'parking row' for Lightning's buddies.. which I thought was very cute ;) ..she put his new set of 'cars' on the cake (one of his gifts). The other thing I did differently with this one was to shorten the height of the race sign. I think it was too high on the first cake and combined with the shallowness of a sheet cake, it seemed slightly wobbly. So this time around I used the same lollipop sticks for sign posts, but trimmed them a couple inches, which worked perfectly.
The cake is vanilla with strawberry fruit filling, and vanilla buttercream icing.
The racetrack, parking row, and sign are all fondant/gum paste. Here are the pics!