For my youngest son’s 4th birthday, we went with a Hot Wheels theme.  He LOVES cars, so it was a no brainer.

To create this Hot Wheels racetrack birthday cake I made two 11×15 sheet cakes, one in chocolate (Wilton’s chocolate grooms cake) the other white (Wilton’s yellow cake).  I made one 6″ round cake for the top with some of the chocolate batter from the sheet cake.

I frosted the cake in white, and then went over the sides with a small star tip to get the checkerboard pattern.  This part was VERY time consuming.  It took about 2 hours just to frost the sides of the cake!

Next, I put in the road.  The ramp is just some cake that I cut off from shaping the sheet cake.

For the grass on the top I used the grass/hair tip.  It made that part go very quickly and have a nice effect.

I bought a chocolate mold for the cars.  I wanted the whole cake to be edible.

Though it took about 3.5 hours to frost the cake, it was easy to do and it turned out great!