Edible cars can be made out of just about anything. Your imagination is your only limit. These directions instruct you on how to make an edible car out of fruit. The fruit car is fully edible, tasty and it actually works. The working wheels spin and the car moves when pushed. Make this edible car for kids or enter it into an edible car race. Edible car racing is gaining in popularity. You can find edible car races at many high schools and colleges.
Things You'll Need
Set your lemon out on the counter. The lemon is going to be the body of the car.
Compare the size of the peppermint sticks to the size of the holes in the Wintermint Lifesavers. The peppermint sticks will be the axles of the car. The lifesavers will be the wheels. Soak the peppermint sticks in a large mixing bowl full of warm water until they dissolve enough to fit inside of the holes in the lifesavers. Use your fingers to rub up and down the length of the peppermint sticks to help them dissolve. Keep them in the water while you rub them. When you are done dissolving the peppermint sticks, they should be smaller than the lifesaver holes.
Poke two holes in the lemon using a chopstick. One hole should poke all the way through the front part of the lemon, left front side to right front side. The second hole should poke all the way through the back part of the lemon, left front side to right front side. The holes will be where the peppermint stick axles will fit.
Fill a culinary syringe with 1/8 cup of bakers sugar or as much sugar as will fit into the syringe. Inject the sugar into the lemon through the holes you just made.
Push the peppermint sticks into the holes in the lemon. There should be one stick in the front and one stick in the back. Now you have your axles.
Wheels and Final Assembly
Put one Lifesaver on each end of the two peppermint sticks. You now have four wheels on your car.
Push one Gummi Bear onto each end of the two peppermint sticks right next to the lifesavers. The Gummi Bears sit next to the lifesavers and prevent them from coming off of the peppermint stick axles.
Cut the cherry and the grape in half and set aside. The two cherry halves are the car tail lights. The two grape halves are the car head lights.
Melt the Gummi Bears in a small sauce pan over low heat. Stir constantly with a metal spoon. Turn off the heat when the Gummi Bears are fully melted.
Paint the liquid Gummy Bear mixture onto the flat sides of the the cherry and grape halves. Be careful the Gummy Bear mixture is hot.
Place the cherry halves on the back of the lemon, Gummi Bear side towards the lemon. The liquid Gummi Bears will hold the cherries in place. Place the grape halves on the front of the lemon, Gummi Bear side towards the lemon.
References and ResourcesBuy the Zap Syringe Culinary Injector Online
Texas Tech University Edible Car Race