Coolest Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Birthday Cake 96
by Jennifer B.
Homemade Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Birthday Cake
I made this Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Birthday Cake for my 5 year old son. He loves the Battle Force 5 series, however, there are no cake pans specifically for it. I rented a Wilton (half sheet size) cake pan and filled it with a 3 boxes of devils food chocolate cake mix. I used green, red, blue and black gel coloring (from Wilton's), and regular food coloring dye and butter cream frosting.
The design was made by first scanning the Battle Force 5 Logo (off a package from a toy car) into Adobe Photoshop and breaking it into 3 sections. I then printed them off into the size I needed so that it would fit the cake diagonally. I outlined the paper with a toothpick and ended up free handing the rest. I used a mid size straight tip to fill in my outlines. I just used my finger to flatten the frosting to blend it which ended up giving it a mosaic/ crackle look.
I had too much empty space on the top and bottom of the design so I bought the Battle Force 5 cars and placed them on the cake (which ended up being great party favors}. I purchased the Happy birthday and balloon sugar decorations at the local store and placed them on the sides of the cake. My son loves this cake and my younger son is begging for one on his birthday.
Comments for Coolest Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Birthday Cake 96
This Hot Wheels Cake is a birthday cake I made for my son's 4th Birthday. I used a double layered 10 inch round on the bottom and a double layered 6 inch round on the top. I put the cake on a 12 inch cake board so that there was enough room to add the cars at the end.
The cake is chocolate with yellow homemade buttercream filling. I used homemade white buttercream for the frosting and then cut out black fondant squares to make the checker pattern. The fondant squares were added with gumpaste glue. I got the Hot Wheels logo off the internet and cut it out with orange fondant and added my son's name with black fondant letters. I then used yellow buttercream to add the trim around the 2 layers and the top. This was done with tip 21.
I then made the flags with a checkered pattern that I found on the internet and added the hot wheels around the bottom. I was really excited with the outcome of this cake. It was my own original creation and the look on my sons face when he saw it was priceless.
Well first we baked the cake, crumbled it up, mixed in a few tablespoons of icing to thicken and hold together the cake. Then, we pushed the mixture close to the edge of a round cake pan. The next day, we pulled the cake out and iced it. We smashed graham crackers to make it a "dirt road". Then, we took Xtreme Sour Belts candy and cut off the blue to make the road dashes. We put the remainder of the belt as the guardrail. Finally, we added the 69' Camaro hot wheels car for my stepdad who LOVES hot wheels! Then we took an icing writer and wrote "Happy Pappy Day!"
This Hot Wheels racetrack cake was made from 2 9" round cakes. Each cake was three layers and made to look like a checker board when cut. This was done with a Wilton Checkerboard cake kit. I used 2 Betty Crocker cake mixes - one white and one chocolate.
I then cut a semi circle out of one of the cake and set them together to make the figure 8 shape. Instead of a figure 8 track I made a three with black icing and added a few Hot Wheels and accessories that came right from our toy box. My son couldn't wait to get his hands on it!