Lightning McQueen is an unforgettable character for anyone who has seen the Pixar animated motion picture Cars. The red car, typically referred to as McQueen, is funny, fast, sexy and different. He is cocky and yet likeable. This interesting mix of characteristic traits has made him a favorite among fans of the franchise. Lightning McQueen has also been featured in the video games that have followed the original movie series. This character is quite a rave among young kids, who love to have him in their birthday cakes. Lightning McQueen cakes carry the signature color red, which promises a great sense of thrill and adventure to go along with them. Sometimes the cake may feature a checkered race flag or a race course along with the model of Lightning McQueen. A 3D model might be replaced in some cases by an image of McQueen made out of cake icing.