It's been quite a while since I shared one of my decorated cakes, and I've decided I'll post one each weekend for fun. Maybe you'll even be inspired for one of your own cakes!
I made this Rack Track cake a few years ago for my nephew. It was such a fun (and easy) cake to make. This was before I learned anything about taking pictures of food, so some of the details are washed out by the flash...oops.
I started with a 12-inch two-layer round cake, and carved it to the shape you see. I frosted the sides with chocolate buttercream and piped the green buttercream 'grass' with a grass decorating tip, #352. I love to add rainbow nonpareils to grass when it's a fun cake or kid's cake. You can kind of see them if you look closely.
The race track is black buttercream with black decorating sugar on top. I found the little cars in the party section of Target. My favorite part is how two of the cars are wiping out ;) I made the finish line, stadium, and flags out of card stock attached to lollypop sticks.
Tip: The best way to get black buttercream is to add black food coloring to chocolate buttercream. You'll use a ton less food coloring than if you started with white.
Have a great weekend!