Racetrack Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 16-20
YIELD: 1 cake


  • 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
  • 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.