For Jake’s birthday I decided to make a race car track cake. I found a couple pictures online and went from there. Here is a step-by-step of the process I went through.
First up was baking the cake. Since I knew I was going to spend quite a bit of time on the decorating I decided to go with a box cake mix (devil’s food). I made two boxes (4) 9” rounds on Saturday night and let them cool overnight. They were not quite equal in height, so I cut the tops off to make them level.
Then I put one cake on top of another and cut out a curve so they would fit together without any gaps. After that I added a layer of frosting between the two layers.
Next up was a crumb coat. This is a thin layer of frosting that coats all the crumbs and helps when frosting it later.
I needed to freeze it for a while and the freezer was full, so I utilized the outside temperature of 15F.
Now it was time for the frosting. I frosted the sides first with green frosting and went up to the top about a half inch. Then I added a layer of black on top and smoothed it out.
Then a layer of grass in the middle of each circle and along the bottom. I bought a new tip from Wilton for the grass and I think it worked really well. I also used a darker and lighter green in the same pastry bag to make the grass look more dimensional.
I added a white border and white lines to make the road.
To finish it off I found these cars at the dollar store.
Black and white flags and a number 2 candle made it complete!
I think Jake liked it!