Monday, March 31, 2008

Race Car Party

I made this cake for my son's 6th birthday party.


2 baked 9" round cakes

3 cups white icing

1 to 2 cups finely crushed chocolate cookie crumbs

1 to 2 cups green sprinkles (I used green colored coconut for the grass)

White Good & Plenty candies

Checkered paper or ribbon

2 toothpicks and tape

New toy cars, washed with soap and water

1. Cut a small semicircular notch from one cake, then position the cakes as shown and cover them with the white icing.
2. Place a small bowl in the center of each cake and sprinkle cookie crumbs around it to create the track.
3. Remove the bowls and sprinkle sprinkles onto each icing circle, then press the remaining sprinkles onto the sides of the cake for grass.
4. Lay a white Good & Plenty dotted line along the track and use a pastry bag to pipe a white icing border around the edge of the cake.
5. Create racing flags by taping small squares of the paper or ribbon to the toothpicks and place them on the track along with the race cars.

I used this idea and made cars out of boxes. I cut out colored paper circles for the head lights and taped old license plates to the back. I only made two box cars and had the kids take turns racing in them. I used chalk to draw the start and finish lines.

For more race car party ideas from Famliy Fun click HERE.