Here are the directions for the Cars Racetrack cake I made for Big Sis’ 4th Birthday.
*1 large tray and plastic tablecloth
I covered the tray with the black tablecloth. (I used my handy dustbuster to remove stray crumbs when I was finished.)
*4 9-inch round cakes (I used 2 boxes of chocolate cake mix, prepared to package directions)
After baking and cooling the cakes, I used a large serrated knife to level the cakes.
*One batch of buttercream icing tinted white
Then I frosted between the layers with white buttercream and pushed the cakes together. Then I spread a ‘crumb coat’ of white around all four layers.
*One batch of buttercream icing tinted green
I used a star tip (maybe #29) and a pastry bag to pipe the grass around the racetrack.
*1 box Chocolate Teddy Grahams, crushed
I put bowls in the center of the racetrack while I sprinkled the crumbs. Then I finished piping the grass in the center of the racetrack.
*1 box Good & Plenty
I used the white Good & Plenty candies for the road dividers.
*2 toothpicks, 2 index cards, black marker, ruler
I made the checkered flags and adhered them to toothpicks.
*Die cast Cars characters
We put the cars on top, and Voila!