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185+ Coolest DIY Race Track Cakes

Take a look at these cool homemade Race Track cakes shared with us by cake decorators from around the world. Along with the birthday cakes here, you’ll also find loads DIY birthday cake-making ideas and how-to tips to inspire your next birthday cake project. Enjoy!

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Cake by Michaela B., Ellisville, MO

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I made this Cars cake for my son’s fourth birthday party. He requested the Piston Cup race from the movie “Cars” so I started researching Cars and race track cakes on this site. This cake is a combination of several ideas (thanks all!) from this site as well as my own creativity.

I used an 11×13 rectangle cake pan with chocolate cake and iced it on top in chocolate fudge icing. I measured about 3″ from the edges and marked the grassy area with toothpicks. Then I used a star tip and green icing to make the grass. I measured again so that I could make the curves at the corners because I had a rectangle cake and wanted an oval track. I pushed mini Oreos all around the grass to look like tires as well as at the corners where I also made grass (a different green color). I used white icing with a leaf tip for the wide lines around the outside edge of the track and used the same tip with the lemon yellow icing. I used the round tip for the finish line.

I thoroughly washed my son’s toy cars from the movie and placed them on the cake. I used checkered flag picks and wavy candles as well as the large “Cars” candle in the center. I finished it off with sugar letters to spell out the “Happy 4th Birthday Adin” in the center. The last step was the edge. I lightly iced the edge of the cake in chocolate (a lighter color different brand) and stuck Honey Maid Sticks around the edge. The cake was a hit and I was repeatedly asked where one can purchase race track cakes like this.

Cake by Sue L., Medway, MA

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I got some great ideas for race track cakes from this website to make this sixth birthday cake for my son, so thank you! I used a two cake mix pan and made a rectangular cake, half chocolate and half yellow, marbled in the middle. I frosted the whole cake with a layer of white buttercream as a crumb coat then used black coloring to dye chocolate buttercream to make the “6”.

After frosting on the six I used green frosting with a small star tip to make the grass. I found the checkered flag toothpicks at a party store and cleaned up a few of my son’s favorite race cars. He and his friends loved this cake!