How to Make a Race Car Cake


You can easily make a race car cake. There are two ways that you can do this. One is to simply get a race car-shaped cake pan and bake the cake in it and decorate, but if you cannot find a cake pan, follow these directions to make your own race car-shaped cake. Your child will love this for his or her birthday party. You could even make this cake as a special treat for the NASCAR fans in your family on the race day.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 box of cake mix batter mixed according to directions
  • 1 9-by-5-inch loaf pan
  • 1 8-by-4-inch loaf pan
  • 2 Little Debbie Swiss Rolls (or other round chocolate-covered snack cake)
  • Icing of your choice
  • Food coloring
  • Spatula
  • Pastry bag with decorating tips
  • Serving plate
  • Parchment paper
  • Pour the cake batter between the two loaf pans. Make sure that the level of the batter in the 8-by-4-inch loaf pan is higher up the side of the pan than in the 9-by-5-inch pan. Bake the cakes according to package directions.

  • Remove the cakes from the oven when done and let cool completely.

  • Line the serving plate with the parchment paper.

  • Cut each of the Swiss Rolls in half so that you will have four pieces. Place these four halves on their sides on the serving plate so that when you put the 9-by-5-inch cake on top of them, you will see the round edges under the cake at the four corners to resemble the car's tires.

  • Carefully stack the 9-by-5-inch cake on top of the Swiss Roll snack cakes.

  • Place the 8-by-4-inch cake centered on top of the 9-by-5-inch cake.

  • Mix the food coloring to color the icing to your preference.

  • Using the spatula, ice the two cakes all over with the icing to be the body color for the race car.

  • Using another color of icing, put the icing into the pastry bag and decorate the car with sponsor logos, windows, doors and a racing number.

  • Carefully pull the parchment paper from under the cake and serve.

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