My son had a Skateboard theme for his 8th birthday. I checked out the net for ideas and came up with this one based on a combination of a few ideas I saw.
I used 3 packet cake mixes (I used butter cake). 1 packet for the round cake and one for the rectangle cake. Make a round cake in a regular round cake pan and same with rectangle. Once cooked, cut circle in half to make the ends of skate board.
From rectangle cut each side in an arc to give the skate board its shape. Place between half circles. You can use frosting from packet but I found it wasn’t enough so I used it for the writing and used ready made frosting to ice the cake. Use blue food coloring with vanilla frosting for whole cake and red food coloring with vanilla frosting for writing. Use chocolate wafer sticks and mini donuts for the wheels.
Place a smartie on each end of the wheels stick with icing. I did have some issues with the base sticking to the pan when cooked but using baking paper could avoid this.
This cake was a big hit with my son and his friends! Enjoy!