Race track birthday cake

Race track birthday cake

I made this race track birthday cake for my sons fifth birthday. The themes has always been trains except for a Lightning McQueen cake and this year it was racing car theme again. So when I saw a really cool cake design on flickr, I just knew that I had to try it out.

The racing cars is made out of fondant with tylo powder so they were really firm. To cut out the stripes for the side of the cake, I used the Multi-Ribbon Tool from FMM.

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My birthday boy was very very happy when we served the cake :-) Now I only need to make Ninja Turtle cupcakes for his kinder garden so I better start coloring some green fondant.

Happy Caking

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. Alyza says

    What sort of cake flavour and ingredients did you use? And what kind of cake tin and their sizes you used in this cake?

  2. alina says

    i was wondering how you made your 5, your cake is such a big size, i need a big one too. what size pan did you use to bake it? ill be trying to bake it next week, please let me know asap. thank you so much

    • says

      I cannot remember… sorry! I think that I just made the “5” from a paper template that was in the right size for me. The best way would be to bake a round and a sheet cake and then cut the layers of cake into the desired shape/size. So cakedecorating supply shops do have a special number cake pan. Which is much more easy to use. Hope you find a way to make your cake.

  3. Chantelleq says

    Im looking forward to trying this for my son’s 5th birthday next month – Any tips for a 1st time user of fondant? Many Thanks

    • Louise says

      Do not use too much cornstarch when rolling out. Also remember not to let the rolled out fondant laying uncovered for too long as it gets dry in the surface and can causing cracks.

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