I made this Drag Strip birthday cake for my husband’s 60th Birthday. He loves Drag Racing his 1981 Chevy Camaro Pro Stick Car. My daughter and nephew assisted with the props.
I baked a 12 X 18 sheet cake. I made this a carrot cake with cream cheese icing; his favorite. I iced the entire cake with cream cheese icing (use a Crusting Cream Cheese Buttercream). I used two black sugar sheets for the track and use fondant strips for the lines on the track.
The jersey walls are rice crispy treats covered with white fondant. The Christmas tree was made using a cake dowel and two toothpicks. M & M’s are used for the lights; however mini M & M’s would have been better but we couldn’t find any (if you use M&M’s buy two bags; one bag does not have enough yellow in them).
The cars are Hot Wheels – 1971 Nova and 2012 Camaro. Rice crispy treats are used at the end of the cake. Place toothpicks in the side of them and insert in cake at a slant, these will hold in the graham cracker crumbs for the sand trap. Make the signs at the end of track with fondant and use an edible pen to write with.
I used fondant to make sponsor banners on the jersey wall. Use tip 233 for grass along the outside of the jersey walls. Use tip 12 for the two cones on the track. Use tip 18 for the black and white checker around the cake.
11 thoughts on “Coolest Drag Strip Birthday Cake”
What an awesome cake!!!! I know alot of dragracers that would love to have it. It looks soooo authentic….so close the a real dragstrip. Excellent job and brilliant ideas!!
This is totally RAD!!! How do I get one? Soo detailed! He is a winner to have you!!
I got to see this in person and ate a piece of it. It was delicious and very detailed, even down to his last time. Sherry did an excellent job.
This is an awesome cake and I am trying to do one similar for my sons birthday. What is holding the m & m’s on the Christmas tree and how?
We used hot glue to attach the m&M’s.
Awesome cake. We drag race also and can’t wait to try to make this cake for my sons 3rd bday. Thank you for posting.
This is awesome! Amazing job! I am going to try to make one for my boss. I was thinking of having our vendors logos printed on an edible sheet and cut out for the sponsors. What size do you think the sponsor sections are?
Jenn, I think the jersey walls were 3 x 1 1/2.
Thank you for posting this wonderful cake and details! I’m hoping to make one for my dad’s 60th, along with the ’57 Chevy Bel Air he races.
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