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Homemade Cars Birthday Cake

by Leslie T
(Covina, CA)


For my grandsons birthday I asked to make the cake. The theme was Disney’s “Cars”. Being on a budget and not having many decorations to work with I looked online for some ideas. I found a cake that looked like it had green dyed coconut for grass so I used that idea. I couldn’t find any tiny racing flags in stores so I printed some from clipart and taped to a toothpick. I took some check ribbon I had on hand and wrapped it around the cake for that raceway feel. I mixed some food coloring together to try and get a gray for the road and then I placed the vehicles. I had bought the Happy Birthday letters at Wal-Mart and then tried to mix a yellow to write my grandsons name. All in all I thought it was pretty cute and it was made with LOVE.

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Coolest Cars Cake 9

by Amy
(Bowdon, GA)

Cars Scene Cake

Cars Scene Cake

For my son's 3rd birthday he wanted a "Cars" cake with McQueen, Mater and the tractor on it. I saw a Cars cake on this site with the number for a road and added to it.

I bought the cake undecorated at Publix and did all the decorations myself. I made a number 3 that covered the whole cake. The road was crushed Oreo cookies and yellow starburst for the lines on the road.

In the field for the tractor I used green dyed coconut and on the sides I used 100 calorie chocolate covered pretzels. I then made a "start/finish" sign out of scrapbook stickers and cardboard that said "Happy Birthday Brayden!

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Great Ideas!
by: Theresa

I never thought to have the cake pre-made so all I would have to do is decorate! Also, the crushed Oreos and starbursts are a WONDERFUL idea....since my guys are turning 3, I never thought to have the road shaped as a 3! I'm wondering if they have white chocolate for the pretzels, too....you know, black wall tires...they blend into the pavement! :-) I'm sure you must have seen the movie a thousand times as I have! :-) Thank you for including this fantastic cake! :-)

great job
by: brooke

I was gonna buy the cake that they can make at the bakery at the local grocery store but after doing some research I have decided to try this out...my little one is also turning 3 and it looks like they would love it...I am thinking about making the whole entire cake green though...

COOL!
by: Anonymous

This cake is GREAT! Good job.
I may attempt at this idea..

GREAT IDEA!!!
by: Anonymous

My son is turning 3 in October and I was going to have this cake made but your idea is great!! I may try it!!

Awesome!
by: Nikki

What a great idea! I was going to buy one and came across your ad on your cake. What a great job! I will have to borrow your ideas for my little son's birthday as he is turning 3 as well and HE LOVE LIGHTING MCQUEEN. thanks Great job well done!

perfect - just what I was looking for
by: Lauren

Love it!this is exactly what I wanted to replicate- as my son loves Frank! thanks!!!

Great Job!
by: Anonymous

I'm not a pro but normally make cakes for my own parties. I was trying to come up with an idea of how to make a Cars cake for my son's b-day party and has seen a number topped cake but the crushed Oreo's idea is great! It will save me lots of time. Thanks for sharing.

wow
by: naya

what a wonderful cake.. my son's turning 2 in dec and i would love to make a similar cake for him.. i want to know what did you use around the crushed oreos that is in blue color?

Nice job!
by: Anonymous

That is the greatest cake I've ever seen!

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Coolest Cars Birthday Cake 16

by Julie
(Lilburn, GA )

Homemade Cars Birthday Cake

Homemade Cars Birthday Cake

I made this Cars birthday cake for my youngest son's 3rd birthday. I used a white cake and buttercream frosting. I used crushed Oreos for the "road" and used the Wilton grass tip for the grass spots and the borders.

For the brown, I added cocoa to the buttercream and a little brown gel paste color. For the grass color, I also added a little cocoa and green gel paste. Then, I made the grass sprigs and borders a little darker green by adding more green gel paste.

This was my first birthday cake to make and I had a blast doing it, will definitely do it again!

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This was an awsome cake
by: Londa

I loved this idea I was looking on the internet for like 3 hours for cake ideas saw a lot I liked but looked way to difficult to make so when I saw yours I thought hey looks really nice and easy enough for my second birthday cake my first a deigo cake.

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Coolest Cars Birthday Cake 23

by Laurence T.
(Mount Airy, NC)

HomemadeCars Birthday Cake

HomemadeCars Birthday Cake

Thanks to several of you who previously submitted to this site. Using your ideas along with several of our own we came up with this Cars Birthday Cake for our son's fourth birthday.

The cake was made from two boxed cake mixes. Each was baked in a 9x9 pan and I placed them next to each other. The cakes were iced entirely in yellow and trimmed in red. I used the Wilton grass tip to make the grass. The road and crowd areas were make using sprinkles. We added four die cast cars that our son is already attached to.

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Question about decorations
by: Jenn

Did you use green sprinkles for the grass and chocolate jimmies for the road, or did you use crushed Oreos? Just curious. Thanks.

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Coolest Cars Birthday Cake 14

by Megan
(Redding, CA)

Homemade Cars Birthday Cake

Homemade Cars Birthday Cake

I got the idea originally for this Cars birthday cake from Raleys but we couldn't afford to buy one so I made one and just bought the topper. It took me almost 4 hours to do it all.

I used a 15in square cake pan and made 2 layers of the cake then covered the whole thing in white icing. I did the grass and confetti and did all the outlines and then did the checkered all around the edges.

Then wrote speeding on through Tyler Scott is turning 2. It was very fun and everyone loved it.

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Beautiful job!
by: Anonymous

What a fun, colorful, attractive cake! I was wondering: what did you use for the road, the grass, and the checkered-flag sides? Is it all icing, or did you use fondant? Thanks!

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Coolest Cars Birthday Cake 125

by Jennifer
(Cashton, WI, USA)


This Cars Birthday Cake is the first cake I've made. I made this for my son's 3rd birthday since he loves Disney Cars. I used the Wilton Cars cake pan and used fondant for the checker board background.

For the car I used buttercream frosting. I got the inspiration from the other cakes on this website and kinda did my own things here an there. This was pretty easy to make just a little time consuming.

My son loved this cake. Next time will be a John Deere cake for my son's 2nd birthday.

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