Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 batch of cupcakes, any flavour you like
  • 1-2 bars white baking chocolate (I used Lindt)
  • Red icing (I used 2 120g tubes of pre-mixed icing)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Brown M&Ms for wheels
  • Yellow mini M&Ms or halved regular yellow M&Ms for headlights
  • Toothpick
  1. Wait until cupcakes are completely cooled before decorating.
  2. First, cut white chocolate into "windshields", approximately 1" x 1.75". Slice small curve-ish pieces for the mouths and set aside.
  3. Pipe a line of red icing around each windshield, then "drill" two holes with the toothpick where the eyes will go. Press mini chocolate chips into the holes, tip down. (Place in the fridge or freezer for 10 minutes to set before continuing if your house/hands are as warm as mine.)
  4. Working with one or two cupcakes at a time to ensure the icing doesn't set, ice cupcake generously with red icing. Press a windshield piece into the center of each iced cupcake, then add the brown wheels, the yellow headlights, and a small curve of white chocolate for the mouth/grill.
  5. Store at room temperature until needed.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2012/09/cars-lightning-mcqueen-cupcakes/