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Disney Cars Cupcakes

Updated on February 14, 2012

Disney Cars Cupcakes are Great for Birthdays or Other Boy Celebrations!

Disney's movie Cars is one of the most popular movies for little boys; it's no wonder that so many little boys want Cars-themed birthday parties. Instead of cake, many people choose to serve cupcakes at their birthday parties. With cupcakes, you don't need to cut the cake, and kids don't have to argue over who gets more frosting. Sometimes they do argue over the toy on the top of their cupcake though.

If you're hosting a Cars birthday party and are serving cupcakes, or just want to bake up a batch of Disney Cars cupcakes for a special treat, here are some ideas that you might want to use to make your next batch of cupcakes special.

Cars Cupcake Baking Cups can be found at

Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater Cupcake Rings

12 Disney Cars Re-usable Party Favors Cake Cupcake Rings
12 Disney Cars Re-usable Party Favors Cake Cupcake Rings

I'm not sure what it is about the silly plastic rings that kids get on top of their cupcakes on occasion, but kids tend to like these. If the kids are little enough, they might fight over them, so try to get enough for each kid to have one.


Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater Cupcake Toppers

Wilton Cars Party Toppers
Wilton Cars Party Toppers

Kids like plastic rings on top of their cupcakes, but I think they like to get cars on their cupcakes even more. This package comes with three Lighting McQueen cupcake toppers, and three Tow Mater toppers (even though the picture doesn't look like it).


Disney Cars Cupcake Baking Cups

Wilton Disney PIXAR Cars Baking Cups
Wilton Disney PIXAR Cars Baking Cups

While probably not as cool as having Lightning McQueen on your cupcake, these Disney Cars baking cups are a nice touch. They are microwaveable and eligible for free shipping with $25 purchase or with Amazon Prime.


Checkered Flag Cupcake Picks

Racing Checkered Flags Cupcake Picks
Racing Checkered Flags Cupcake Picks

The adults at your party might want a cupcake, but you might not want to go through all the expense of putting a ring or a car on top of their cupcakes. These checkered flags might be just the thing for the older people at the party. They come in a package of 24.


Cupcakes or Cake?

You can have Disney Cars cupcakes at your next party, or a Disney Cars cake. Which one do you prefer?

Which is better, cupcakes or cake?

Cupcakes, definitely!

Cupcakes, definitely!

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    • getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I would have to say that cupcakes are my favorite.

    • KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I like small portions.

    • Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Cupcakes seem to be just enough cake to eat.

    • LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      The cupcake cake is wonderful!!

    • rlivermore 6 years ago

      I think cupcakes are fun and easy to serve.

    • Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I think cupcakes is for me.

    • ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I used to say cake...but all of you RocketMom cupcakers have swayed my thinking.

    • Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      I am taking cupcakes to school tomorrow for my kid's birthday. They no longer allow cake. At home, I also prefer cupcakes because they don't go to waste and don't need a plate and a fork. Less dishes to wash.


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      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Whichever one is being served is just fine with me, it is all cake afterall!

      • TheresaMarkham 6 years ago

        I think the kids like cupcakes & the adults like cakes. For these purposes, I fall in the adult camp.

      • tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

        Usually cake.

      • tssfacts 6 years ago

        I like cakes over cupcakes.

      You can use a mix, or you can try this recipe, which tries to use more natural, organic ingredients. You can always substitute regular ingredients if you don't have the organic ingredients on hand.

      Cook Time

      Prep Time: 30 minutes (or less, I'm slow)

      Total Time: 18-20 minutes

      Serves: 12


      • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
      • 2/3 cup sugar (preferably organic)
      • 3 large eggs (preferably pasture raised)
      • zest from 1 lemon
      • 1 1/2 cups organic unbleached flour
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
      • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
      • 1/4 cup milk
      • 2 cups organic powdered sugar (for frosting)
      • 2 tablespoons light cream or milk (for frosting)
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for frosting)
      • 1/2 cup butter (for frosting)


      1. 1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
      2. 2. Put paper liners in 12 muffin cups.
      3. 3. Combine butter and sugar; beat with a mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well as you go. Add vanilla extract and lemon zest and beat into cupcakes.
      4. 4. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
      5. 5. Add half the flour, then add milk, then add flour, while mixing at low speed. If necessary, scrape the sides of the bowl so mixture stays together.
      6. 6. Fill muffin cups with approximately the same amount of batter. Bake for approximately 18 to 20 minutes. Cupcakes should be nicely browned, and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Set aside to cool.
      7. 7. For the frosting: cream the butter until well blended and smooth. Add vanilla extract. Gradually beat in sugar. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the milk; beat on high speed until you get a light and fluffy frosting. This should take about 3/4 minutes. If necessary, add more milk or sugar. You can use food coloring to change the color of the frosting, if you'd like.
      Cast your vote for Here's a Cupcake Recipe You Can Use

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      Does Your Little Boy Love Disney Cars? - Let Me Know What You Think About Cars and Cupcakes.

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          getmoreinfo 5 years ago

          These disney cars are so cute I like the cupcake recipe too!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Enjoyed seeing this tonight!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Enjoyed seeing this tonight!

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          KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

          Cute birthday party ideas. I will have to get some of those checkered flags for my husband. He has two race cars.

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          MustangHistory 5 years ago

          I loved the movie.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I do like the idea of cupcakes for little ones who may all want that same flower, or butterfly and all the pieces are the same size with the same amount of frosting.

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          Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

          Love cupcakes! And these look really cute.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          My boys love Cars and we are so excited for the summer release of the new movie! :) And we love cupcakes too!

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          clouda9 lm 6 years ago

          That recipe you shared sounds so yummy, especially because of the lemon zest. Cute Cars ideas.

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          Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          Fun and yummy lens.

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          Carolan Ross 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

          My boys would have LOVED these Disney Cars cupcakes when they were little. Well done!

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          LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

          Love the cupcakes. My nephew would love the cars cupcakes. I didn't know they were making a Cars 2.

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          rlivermore 6 years ago

          This sounds like a lot of fun!

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          Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

          Sound like fun cupcakes!

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          ohcaroline 6 years ago

          Who wouldn't go for a cupcake with Mater on them?

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          Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

          I loved the movie, mostly because I spent all of my growing up years traveling route 66. I think that these cupcakes are really, really cute.

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

          These are so cute and thanks for the recipe too!

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          tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

          These are awfully cute cupcake decorations!

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          tssfacts 6 years ago

          Tasty lens. Recipe sounds good too.

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          Fcuk Hub 6 years ago

          These cupcakes must taste great :)

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          Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

          I have a 5 year old granddaughter who would love this!

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          hayleylou lm 6 years ago

          I have a big Lightning Mcqueen fan who would love these

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          Lynne Schroeder 6 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia