Finishing touch…

My friends were having a race car themed birthday party for their son, who was turning 3. What better way to celebrate than with a racetrack with flaming car candles? 🙂 I made this racetrack using two 6in. round cakes each sliced in half and filled with vanilla curd. I used two flavors of icing as well, vanilla buttercream and dark chocolate buttercream. Can you believe I completed the cake without staying up until the wee hours of the night? Perhaps my organizational skills are improving…or then again I probably just got lucky. This cake was made in April 2006, so my daughter was 6 weeks old at the time and not sleeping so well! Thank goodness for husbands! 🙂

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Racetrack with candles

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6 Comments »

  1. Missy Said:

    I really like your cake, Iam going to make it for a 2 year old boy. Just wondering what you used for the black and white chekers?

  2. frazi Said:

    Hi! Thanks very much! I used vanilla buttercream for the white and dark chocolate buttercream for the black checkers. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

    Frazi

  3. frazi Said:

    Oh, one more thing, I just piped the checkers, alternating between vanilla and dark chocolate buttercream. If you are pressed for time or don’t have piping tools, you can put a thick icing of vanilla butter cream and use the Andes mints to create a checkered effect. Not sure though if it will fit perfectly. For the piping, I drew lines w/ toothpicks evenly around the cake to make the checkers equal sizes. Hope this helps!

    Frazi

  4. Jamie Said:

    I wish I had found this cake a few months ago! The theme to my son’s first birthday was “Baby Bryson had a Farm.” This cake would have been perfect!

    With your permission, I’d love to post a few of these incredible cakes on my website (www.go-togirls.com), including the fire truck and train cake. Email me or post on my blog if this is okay with you. jamiefunk@gmail.com.

    I’m going to add you to my favorites right this very moment!

    Thanks,

    Jamie

  5. Amanda Said:

    How did you get your icing grey??

    • frazi Said:

      Hi Amanda,

      I made my icing grey by putting a little bit of black icing color in white icing. Put a little bit at a time. It may look a little purple in the beginning, but as you add bit by bit it becomes a deeper shade of grey. Have fun!

      Frazi


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