My son is an ardent fan of Disney Cars movies and he asked me to bake a cars cake for his birthday.Last year I tried with butter cream icing and made something like car but it was nowhere resembling any of the actual cars movie characters(May be I did not watch the movie last year). This time i thought of trying it with fondant. As I was not very confident handling the marsh mellows to make my own fondant I settled for the ready made Wilton's rolled fondant.
Here goes the step by step instructions for making cars the cake.
My daughter also wanted to take part in the decoration. She made the those small red beads.It helped to hide some of the imperfections as well.
The race flag is just plain paper colored with marker. I just fixed it with a tooth pick.
For beginners it is better to first try with the colored rolled fondant.