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! 🙂


Racetrack with candles



  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!


  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!


  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 (, including the fire truck and train cake. Email me or post on my blog if this is okay with you.

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



  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!


  6. Cathy Litttlefield Said:

    How did you make the tunnel?

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