I started out this Cars Racetrack Birthday Cake by baking two 9x13 cakes and trimming them to fit together to make an 8 by 24. Then I inserted four straws that had been cut the width of the cake in the middle and placed three stacked 6 in. round cakes. The whole thing was crumb coated with white icing on one day and the next finished the decorating. I used a star tip to do the entire cake. The boarder was a large star tip. To do the checkered look on top and on the side I used a ruler and pressed line in the crumb coating and then piped the stars on top of that.
To make the name on top of the cake I enlarged the Cars symbol and used white out over the word Cars and wrote the name in black and then colored over the rest of the white with red to blend it in. Then I hot glued it to at tooth pick to insert at the top of the cake.
My mom and I decided to make this Cars Racetrack Birthday Cake after glancing through the gallery. The ideas for racetracks were amazing and seemed simple. I made this for my son's 4th birthday. I used 2 cake mixes, and used 9 inch round cakes. I then shaved off a bit of each and "glued" them together with icing.
I cheat with the icing and just add spoonfuls of powdered sugar to store bought icing to stiffen it up. I colored coconut by adding 5 drops of green food coloring in a plastic bag full of coconut. If you shake the bag, it will color itself.
Using a food processor, I grounded up Oreos to make the road. It tastes mush better than black icing! I used yellow pipe cleaners for the dashes because I was having trouble getting the icing to stick to the cookie road.
We finished with a cookie border. It was very simple, and from start to finish it took less than 2 hours to decorate.
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I made this Cars Racetrack Birthday Cake for my son Liam's 2nd birthday. He loves Cars! It was a single layer, half chocolate, half vanilla cake. I frosted the entire top surface of the cake with green vanilla flavored frosting. I then piped the outside edges of the cake to look like a racing flag. I used chocolate and vanilla frosting for that.
I darkened the chocolate with black food coloring. I had to have some chocolate in there. The track was made out of black fondant, then I frosted over it with chocolate frosting. The lightning bolts were made out of yellow fondant. I then added his toy cars to replay the final scene of the movie. To top it off I piped "Happy Birthday" and it was complete.
This Cars Racetrack Birthday Cake is really a simple cake to make, approx. 1 hour decorating time.
I used two 10" round pans, cut one side of each cake so it could meet up flat against each other. Then used 2 cans of icing all over. Edged the track with black licorices, made the inside barriers with mini marshmallows, added Oreo crumbs for the track and then used green sprinkles for the grassy areas. I made the little banners on the computer, and stapled them to candy sticks. Added a few of the cars from the movie on the track.. and there you have it.
I also made easy cupcakes with the finish flags created on the computer and stuck with toothpicks. I usually make the cupcakes in a different cake favor.