Coolest Roller Coaster Cake

I made this roller coaster cake for my nephew’s 8th birthday which was held at a local theme park. The kids went crazy for the cake!

I made 4 round cakes and one small square cake. After baking and cooling the cakes frost the top of one round cake and then top with another round cake. I cut the cake in half. Wrap the two halves separately in plastic wrap and put in freezer. Repeat with the other two round cakes. Freeze the cakes overnight so they stay together and don’t pull apart.

You may want to trim the frozen cake halves to make different size hills. Frost the bottom of each cake half (the cut part) and arrange on a cake board. Frost the hills in a solid color and then frost the lines for the coaster frame in a criss cross pattern. Frost the lines for the track with black icing.

I used the square cake in the center of the coaster and frosted to look like grass. I also piped grass onto the cake board to cover the blank spaces. I put the birthday candles on the square cake.

I used rolled wafer cookies and strawberry malt balls for the street lamps. The coaster cars were made with the rectangle shaped wafer cookies, trimmed so they were not so long.

The riders bodies were made by using flavored tootsie rolls. Heat in microwave for a few seconds to make them easier to mold. The riders heads are smarties. Hair and eyes were piped with icing. Flags were made using lollipop sticks and construction paper.

Have fun and enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Coolest Roller Coaster Cake”

  1. I have made a cake on end like this before ( it was a turkey cake), I did freeze it to cut and decorate, I used wood dowels, to support, and the turkey once thawed lost his back side..
    What did you do to keep it standing on end, and not separate or fall??
    please help. I have people asking me to make this cake again. (they saw it before it fell)
    As of right now I make the turkey sitting : )

  2. To keep the cake from falling over I froze them overnight. Then I iced the bottom of them to get them to stick to the cake board. I had no problem with them falling over. They were taken from the freezer at about 10am, iced and then I kept the cake in the fridge until we had to leave for the party. They stayed upright for the 20 minute drive plus the about 3 hours for the party. I would suggest making sure the bottom of the cake is as flat as you can get it. If it’s not even, it easier for the cake to tip. Good Luck!

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