I couldn't decide what cake to use for my son Ethans first birthday, but I know I wanted it to be Disney car theme. So his Godmother Jodie and I came up with this Disney Cars Race Track Cake, and I think it worked quite well.
It was a big cake, I used six packets of the White wings Moist cake, which is under $3 per packet. I made them in a big bessemer cooking tray and laid them side by side. I curved each corner of the cake to resemble the outside of a racetrack. I had pre-made the black racing squares by mixing black Wilton colouring to White orchard premade white icing/fondant, rolling them and cutting out in squares and left out for a few hours to get a bit stiffer.
I first just put down some Betty Crocker White icing and arranged the squares to get a checkered effect for the outside trim of the cake. We used lamingtons for the racetrack, slicing them halfway so they sat not too high on the cake. We then mixed coconut with food colouring in a snaplock bag and that was our grass. We used left over black fondant to make Ethan's name and added props such as the checkered flags, gas pump, trophy and of course the lightning McQueen car.
We were so happy with the outcome and proud to share it. Feel free to ask any questions and thanks for looking at our masterpiece.
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I made this Disney Cars Racetrack Cake for my son's 5th Birthday. I was quite relieved when he chose a round cake, over the more complicated 3D Lightening McQueen cakes! This is a 26cm round Madeira cake filled with "crema pasticcera" ( a thick vanilla custard style filling, very popular here in Italy).
I covered the cake first in a thin layer of butter icing, to help the fondant stick. The icing is all home-made fondant. I was having problems with my fondant sticking to my polished granite worktop, so I had to cover the sides with four sections of icing instead of one whole long piece. It would have looked neater, but it's the best I could do, and the joins don't show up too badly.
I made the Cars logo also with fondant, with a bit of gum traganth in it, to help keep the shape better, and used liquid silver food paint. I made the road by colouring caster sugar black. The cars on the top were my sons own. He loved it!
For this coolest Disney CARS birthday cake I used an 11 x 15 sheet pan. This cake was for my 2 year old and 4 year old boys birthday party (their birthday's are May 3rd and May 4th). The boys LOVED the cake and I had several parents ask me where I had purchased the cake because their son would love to have one!
To decorate the cake I used the oh so simple star method on the whole cake! I made the road with black icing and used white icing for the dotted line, then did brown for some "dirt" for Mater to hang out in and then green for the grass. Around the edge of the cake I alternated black and white for a "checkered flag" effect.
I haven't been able to do any cakes for months because of health reasons with my husband, so this Disney Cars Tiered Cake was my first endeavor back. We have twins and an additional son with birthdays together and I wanted to get it all done in one cake.
I used Rice Krispie treats covered in fondant for the cars and the piston cup and the cake was just covered in white fondant painted with food coloring.