When you're asked to bake for a charity bake sale with only a few days notice and you already have a hectic working week, what do you do? These V8 racing car cupcakes were another of my quick bake sale solutions. Once baked they were decorated in under ten minutes. The V8 lollies are available from kiwicakes (they only come two colours).
The buttercream swirl is pipped with a Wilton 1m tip. The checkered racing flag food-picks can be found here. I heard they were a real hit with children (and big kids obsessed with V8s too) They would be a fun addition to any racing car themed birthday party.