Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins
One of my kid's favorite things about their birthdays is watching me create their birthday cakes. This is one that I made for DS#1's 6th Birthday - I got the "pattern" from Family Fun. I printed the checkered flags and banner on the computer, "laminated" by using clear packaging tape on the front and back and then trimming to fit. The number of servings (16-20) is a guesstimate, as well as prep/cook time since it depends on your cake recipe and how quickly you decorate.
- 2 (9 inch) round baked cake
- 3 cups white icing
- 1 -2 cup chocolate cookie crumb, finely crushed
- 1 -2 cup green sprinkles (tinted with green gel coloring) or 1 -2 cup green-tinted shredded coconut (tinted with green gel coloring)
- white Good & Plenty candies
- checkered paper or ribbon
- 2 toothpicks
- tape (and new toy cars washed with soap and water)
- Cut a small semicircular notch from one cake, then position the cakes as shown and cover them with the white icing.
- Place a small bowl in the center of each cake and sprinkle cookie crumbs around it to create the track.
- Remove the bowls and sprinkle sprinkles onto each icing circle, then press the remaining sprinkles onto the sides of the cake for grass.
- 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.
- 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.