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Race track cake submitted by Vyomie K. from Colombo, Sri Lanka
This cake was made for my son's 6th birthday and since he was very much into car racing I decided to do a "Race Track."
I baked 2 rectangular chocolate cakes. Printed out a number "6" and cut it out of one of the cakes. Then I iced the top of the six and turned it over on to the rectangle.
The "6" was my race track so I used really dark chocolate frosting and outlined it with white frosting. I also put in a finish line and little lines down the center of the track using white/black frosting.
I frosted the base of the cake all in green and used the star nozzle to make it look like grass. I put chocolate fingers right round the bottom of the cake to look like a fence. Placed some cars on the race track and sparklers instead of candles.
My son absolutely loved it and the little boys all thought it was a "cool" cake, which I must say made all the effort worth it!
Race track cake submitted by Diane K. from Port Orchard, WA
Bake 2 cakes of any kind in 8- or 9-inch round pans. After they cool, place them on a serving tray and decorate with chocolate frosting. Place a small cupcake or dollop of frosting at the center of each circle, and add some chocolate chip "rocks".
Place about 3/4 cup of coconut in a plastic bag with a couple drops of green food coloring, and shake.
Once the 'grass' is prepared, sprinkle it on the center mound and around the edges, pressing it slightly into the frosting to stick. Also sprinkle some around the base of your track on the serving plate.
We made flags using white address labels that we checkered with a fine tip black marker and wrapped around the tips of toothpicks, placing two at the center of each cake.
For the dotted line, I recommend using white decorator frosting if you have it on hand. I did not, and I improvised by cutting and forming bits of marshmallow into lines, and placing them on the frosting in a figure 8 pattern.
The last step is to add a couple of toy race cars, and viola!
Race track cake submitted by Angela C. from Amherst, NH
Prepare cake mixes as directed. Pour into greased cake pans (try to fill evenly). Bake as directed.
When they are done, remove from pans and allow to cool (as directed on cake box). Place the rectangular cake in the center of the surface, which you will serve the cake on.
Cut the round cake in half and attach one side to either end of the rectangular cake using frosting. The cake should be the appropriate shape of a race track now. Make any adjustments as needed.
Color the white frosting green, and then frost an oval shape in the middle of the cake with it. Sprinkle green sugar on top.
Use the chocolate frosting for the actual track all the way to the edge, and then use green frosting again for the outside of the cake.
Stick the Oreo (or similar) cookies onto the outside of the cake (they are supposed to be tires). Use the white Good n' Plenty candy as the lane lines on the track. Place the cars, flags, and men where you like.
This was easy and fun to make. When my son looks at the photos he still raves about how great the cake was!