Coolest Hot Wheels Racetrack Birthday Cake

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!

Coolest Hot Wheels Racetrack Birthday Cake

Coolest Hot Wheels Racetrack Birthday Cake