First it was Mets/Max cupcakes for his kindergarten class, then Max requested a racetrack cake for his actual birthday party, held at a local slot car racing place.
I've had a lot of practice making racetrack cakes, because it's the exact same cake Max requested when he turned 4 and when he turned 5! So this is racetrack cake 3.0! Cake was a combo of vanilla bean and chocolate with vanilla buttercream. Track "dirt" made from crushed chocolate cookies, grass is buttercream, all other decorations made from gumpaste.
Racetrack cake, circa 2009
(thanks to Flickr user CakeJournal for the race car inspiration!)
Racetrack cake, circa 2008
Racetrack cake, circa 2007
My friend Mike Schneider (no relation) says at a good blog is all about video, so here goes!