Help Making a Large Race Car Cake?

I am having a hot wheels party for my son and my mother in law is going to make the cake but I want to give her a little help. I have told her that I want a figure 8 black race car track on the cake and I will put some cars on the track but I have no clue how she is going to make this. Has anyone ever done it before? Can anybody give me some tips to give her? She has never made a race car cake like this before and I am needing it for 40-45 people. Any ideas would be appreciated!



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October 14, 20040 found this helpful

This may not be exactly what you're looking for but it may give you a general idea as to how to go about it. Good Luck Lorraine
-- Coolest Kid Birthday Cake Recipes --

Here's a Race Car Track Cake that my husband and I made for my son's 3rd birthday on June 14th. He loves race cars so we came up with this cake. It could easily be transformed to NASCAR or Hot wheels, we used a mini race car set with red, white, and checkered flags that came in a set at our local store.

To make the cake I used one 9 inch round cake and one 13x9 inch cake (we made each in different flavors). Once the cake is baked and cooled, the edges and tops were trimmed and the round cake was cut in half.


The 9x13 was also trimmed so that the 1/2 round pieces would fit on the ends evenly.

The race track was made by frosting with brown/chocolate frosting and the "infield" was frosted with green colored vanilla frosting for grass and then sprinkled with green sugar crystals. The peppermint lifesavers were cut in half and added as the inside rail/tire fence. Frosting was added to outside edges of cakes and graham cracker sticks were added for the fence. We then added finishing touches including the mini race car set and flags.

My 4 children loved being able to help with this cake.


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By marie (Guest Post)
October 15, 20040 found this helpful

If you make your own frosting and buy black, green coloring you can do this cheaply. You may also use a sheet pan doubled & make your decorations on top. If you choose to make your own frosting try the butter cream:


1 lb. butter
1 lb. sifted confectioner's (powdered) sugar.

1 Tbs milk
1 tsp. vanilla & what ever flavoring you might like.

Whip together on slow speed. Be careful not to create a winter wonderland. Then bring top speed untill fully mixed. If you do not enough add more or less...good luck

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October 17, 20040 found this helpful

I just made a cake for about 30 at my daughter's party in July. I took a large piece of cardboard and did 2 13"x9" sheet cakes together. So, I would think 3 together would do for your party.

I would also bake a couple of regular round cakes. You could then cut out the "ovals" for the round ends of the figure eight from them. Also, a little more expensive but still fun would be a track made of black licorice.


Have fun!

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By Mary (Guest Post)
February 18, 20050 found this helpful

Sorry I don't know what to say. But good luck.

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By Debt4 (Guest Post)
March 3, 20050 found this helpful

Use Twinkies and make individual cars, oreos for tires small sweet tarts for headlights and so forth. Did this for a school party when my son was little.Make the race track on a board and line the cars all around the track.

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By Lise (Guest Post)
May 2, 20050 found this helpful

Make two 9 inch cakes. Cut semi-circle from one cake and place the two cakes together to form an 8. Use crushed chocolate cookies for asphalt, white piped icing or white good & plenty's for dashed lines. Green tinted frosting for grass aroung edge of cakes and center of circles.


If your child likes Dale Jr you could make another "Eight" cake and decorate with red and black. Leave it as the number 8.

To help feed so many you could also make cupcakes in different types of cake and decorate using race theme decorations.

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By joney (Guest Post)
April 13, 20060 found this helpful

I saw a picture of a figure 8 track cake once, and they used 1 to 2 cups of green sprinkles (for grass), and white good and plenty candies(for dotted line on the road) they also got white and black checker board ribbon for flags at start and finish.Hope this helps

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July 17, 20060 found this helpful

go to they have a great one i just found!

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By brenda (Guest Post)
October 27, 20060 found this helpful

My Son would like a Kasey Kane Racecar cake can anyone help me

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By (Guest Post)
August 30, 20070 found this helpful

I found a website called coolest-cakes. It tells you step by step on how to make race car cakes. I am having a hot wheels party for my son as well. I hope this helps!


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August 31, 20070 found this helpful

I don't know who the guest was that posted the website for the coolest cakes but I want to thank you it is one of the most awesome websites

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By Tawanda (Guest Post)
September 7, 20070 found this helpful

Erikka, check out this website There are many fabulous pictures of racing cakes that will help your mother out. If you have additional questions, you can email me at tmfrazier AT

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February 11, 20100 found this helpful

I guess you may as well check at - The website is pretty new one, but I have seen something similar to what you are searching last time I visited it.

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January 6, 20120 found this helpful

How big are the cars you are using on the cake?

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