This Cars Road Birthday Cake was made for my son's 2nd birthday. About a week before his birthday, he became obsessed with Cars! The bottom tier is made of yellow cake. I used 1 1/2 recipes to make three big layers. It's filled with buttercream and covered with fondant.
I made the signs first. Days before I started baking, I cut out several road sign shapes and laid them out to dry. I had several spares since I'm not very good at lettering or piping.
The top tier of the cake is Rice Krispies treats. I shaped the treats with a 6 inch round pan. The layers are filled with buttercream and the whole tier is covered in fondant. I rolled out brown fondant and cut it in hill shapes and wrapped it around the top tier. That created an open road look, but it also hid the bunched and torn fondant at the bottom.
Making the top tier from RK treats is a great cheat. It's lighter than cake and it's nice and stiff. Very little structural support is needed. Kids love it too!
My husband piped all the signs with royal icing. He is an engineer and has a steady hand. He did a great job! I just glued the signs to the cake with buttercream and piped the signposts. To finish, Lightning McQueen was glued on top with buttercream. The smaller toys were just placed on the plate. I sprinkled graham cracker crumbs to hide the bottom of the fondant and make it look like the desert.
The kids at the party devour red this cake. You never see cakes from big box stores disappear that fast.
I made this Cars Racetrack Cake for my son's 2nd birthday. He loves Cars and I found a similar Nascar cake online. I thought it wouldn't be too hard so I thought I would try my own version. It was very easy & very impressive. I have never done anything like this before so you can so it too. This is what I did:
I baked 3 cake mixes(we had about 30 people coming), 2 9x13s and 2 9in. rounds. I stacked the 2 9x13 on top of each other and frosted the middle with buttercream frosting.
I then cut the two 9 inch rounds in half and stacked them on top of each other with frosting in the middle again. I put 2 stacks on each end. I frosted the whole cake white.
To make the tracks I used Oreo crumbs. To make them I used the blender. I did take out the filling, it makes it less clumpy. I used green food color and grass tip to make grass in middle. Then I decorated the cake with Oreos on side and Disney cars on the top.
I made two 14 inch round cakes for this Cars Racetrack Birthday Cake using Wilton's Perfection pans. I cut a portion of the middle of each cake so that they would touch and form an 8. I purchased white buttercream frosting from our local bakery and tinted a portion black and green and left the remainder white.
I frosted the cake white with the exception of black for the asphalt and green for the grass. To get the grass in the middle of the road I set a small bowl while frosting and applying the "asphalt" sugar crystals. I tinted coconut green and applied that to the "grass" buttercream. I piped a border around the entire cake and the two green grass patches in the middle. I used white good n plenty candies for the middle of the track.
I purchased some of the cars from the store and added them to the track. I used clip art of a checkered flag for the happy birthday sign and a checkered tablecloth I cut to fit around a cake board.
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