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Lightning Laps the Field Cake


Step 1

One day in advance: Tint fondant as follows: 30 oz. light gray, 12 oz. royal blue, 10 oz. violet, 5 oz. green and 4 oz. black. Prepare race track board.

Step 2

Wrap foamcore board with foil.  Roll out 1/8 in. thick; attach with piping gel. Cover board in light gray up to top of track border; smooth. Use patterns to cut away gray from track border and grass areas. Use patterns to cut grass, track border, stands and sky; attach with damp brush. Cut assorted narrow green triangles for blades of grass and attach. Cut 1/8 in. wide strips for track details; trim to fit and attach. Using smallest Cut-Out, cut black and white squares and attach for finish line. Attach Jumbo Confetti for people in stands with dots of icing. Pipe tip 2 puffy outline message.

Step 3

Bake and cool Cars cake. Ice cake sides, background areas, headlights, mouth, front windshield, side windows and blue lightning bolt smooth. Using tip 3, outline car details and number; pipe in eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch); add dot pupils and rivets on hood. Cover tires with tip 16 lines. Cover car, yellow lightning bolt and number with tip 16 stars. Add tip 3 outline muffler. Pipe tip 5 bead bottom border. Position cake on fondant-covered board.