Race Car Cakes Photos & How-To's

Fun And Fabulous Race Car Cakes
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Race car birthday cakes are the perfect choice for the birthdays of racing fans. Keep reading and snag a few ideas from the photos that follow, along with some easy how-to instructions.


Race Car Birthday Cakes – Creating a Cake that is up to Speed for the Racing Fan in Your Life

When creating race car birthday cakes, you have many options. First, you may elect to create a cake that actually looks like a race car as far as shape and form. Second, you may create a basic round or square pan that has a race car drawn on it. Lastly, you may use a cake topper or a cake topper set that sits on top of the dessert or on the sides. On this page, we have placed many pictures that display the race car cakes that our readers have submitted. If you browse through these pictures, you will come up with many ideas that will help you create your own racing-themed cake.

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Photo courtesy of: Patty Cakes Bakery

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Photo courtesy of: Frost Cake Co.

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Photo courtesy of: DeliciousCookies

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Photo courtesy of: Custom Cake Designs

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Photo courtesy of: Liezl_DelCastillo

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Cake Submitted By:
Krish - U.S.
Race Car Cakes - Speed Racer Cake

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I made a half-recipe of decorating icing with the following recipe: 1 1/2 c. Crisco shortening, 2 lb. sifted confectioners' sugar, 1/2 c. water. I tinted the decorating icing green with a few drops of food coloring and spread the green icing, making a circle in the middle of each cake for the racing infield. Then, I carefully sprinkled green cake glitter on each circle to simulate the grass.

Using the peppermint lifesavers, I pushed them down into the cake around each infield area. Using the graham cracker sticks, I put a little chocolate frosting on each for "glue" and placed them around the perimeter of each cake to simulate a fence.

After printing and cutting the checkerboard design to size, I placed a piece on the cake to simulate the finish line. I made a checkered flag by wrapping a piece of the checkerboard design around a short piece of skewer and placed that at the finish line. I printed a "happy birthday" sign with the checkerboard design around it and attached that to the other cake with the rest of the skewer, using a peppermint candy to help anchor it.

I placed some Speed Racer cars around the track...with the Mach 5 in the lead of course! My son was very pleased with his cake and especially loved the fact that he got to keep the Speed Racer cars!


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Now that you have looked through our pictures of race car birthday cakes, we are sure that your creative wheels are spinning – much like the wheels of the race car that you intend to duplicate on or through a cake. Before starting the task, it is important to determine if you will make a multi-dimensional cake that is shaped like a race car, you want to use plastic or fondant cake toppers, or, if you will be utilizing a cake pan. Once you have determined how you will arrange the original design, you will then be able to determine what type of supplies that you will need, and how much you will need. If you would like a bit of assistance in creating race car cakes, the following instructions may be able to assist you:

Instructions on Creating an Easy Hot Wheels Birthday Cake

Items Needed:

  • Wilton Race Car Pan
  • Cake Mix
  • White Fondant
  • Black Gel Paste
  • Icing Colors of Your Choice

Step 1: Create the batter from the cake mix; place it in the Wilton race car cake pan and bake, according to the instructions.

Step 2: When the cake is finished baking, allow it to cool.

Step 3: Cut out white squares for the flag on the cake. Mix the black gel paste with the white fondant to create black fondant. Then, cut out black squares for the flag on the cake. Once you have all of the squares that you need, place them on the cake.

Step 4: Ice the rest of the cake to your preference.

Now that you have looked through our pictures and have seen the instructions on creating race car cakes, it is time to try making race car birthday cakes of your very own. As you work to create your cake, be certain to take a lot of pictures and upload them on this page. You are also free to submit any stories that you have with the cake, and any tips that you like on creating race car cakes.

Share Your Fun & Fabulous Race Car Cakes

I can't wait to see a photo of your homemade race car cake, along with reading the story behind your masterpiece. Thank you sharing!


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