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Race Car Cake


A speedy addition to Indy 500 festivities or a racing fan?s birthday celebration. The Race Car Pan cake is ready to customize with your favorite driver?s colors and number.
Makes: Cake serves 12.

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Step 1

Prepare Icing
We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 5 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 3/4 cup yellow
Tint 1 cup blue
Tint 1/4 cup red
Tint 1/2 cup black
Tint 1/4 cup gray (use a small amount of black)
Reserve 2 1/4 cups white (thin 1 cup with 2 teaspoons light corn syrup).

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Use spatula and thinned white icing to ice cake sides smooth.

Step 3

Use spatula and gray icing to ice windows and inside of wheels smooth.

Step 4

Use tip 3 and black icing to outline car, wheels, flags and pipe lines on car windows.

Step 5

Use tip 3 and red icing to outline numbers and bottom trim of car.

Step 6

Use tip 16 and black icing to cover black areas of flag with stars.

Step 7

Use tip 16 and red icing to cover stripe on front hood of car with stars.

Step 8

Use tip 16 and blue icing to cover top area of car with stars.

Step 9

Use tip 16 and yellow icing to cover bottom area of car and stripe on hood.

Step 10

Use tip 16 and white icing to cover white areas of flag, numbers and grill with stars.

Step 11

Use tip 21 and white icing to pipe star bottom border.

Step 12

Use tip 3 and white icing to outline flag border.

Step 13

Baking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F or temperature per recipe directions. Your cake will unmold easily, without sticking, when you prepare the pan properly. Grease the inside of pan using a pastry brush and solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil).

Spread the shortening so that all indentations are covered. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside pan and shake so that flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking. (You can use vegetable oil pan spray or vegetable oil pan spray with flour, in place of solid shortening and flour or use Wilton Cake Release, for perfect, crumb-free cakes!).

Make one 2-layer cake mix according to package or recipe directions. Pour the cake batter into pan, and if necessary, spread the batter around with a spatula to fill all areas of the pan evenly. Be careful not to touch sides or bottom of pan.

Bake cake on middle rack of 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done according to recipe directions.

Remove cake from oven and cool on cake rack for 10 minutes. While the cake is still in the pan, carefully slice off the raised center portion of the cake. This allows the cake to sit more level and helps prevent cracking.

To remove cake from pan, place cooling rack against cake and turn both cake rack and pan over. Lift pan off carefully. Cool cake at least one hour. Brush loose crumbs off cake.

To transfer cake to serving board, hold a cake board against cake and turn both cake and rack over. Lift off rack. Hold another board against bottom of cake and turn cake over. Be sure to hold cake, rack and board close together while turning to prevent cake from cracking.

We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

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Race Car Cake is rated 4.7272727272727275 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this pan to make a race car cake for my son's race car themed birthday party. I think I changed the colors of the car to match the paper products I had purchased for the party. It would also be an easy one to change to whatever color scheme the person wanted for their car. Not too many difficult techniques here. Fun cake to make.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I mad this race car cake for my brothers birthday. I made it in his favorite race car drivers colors.I had to make it two times becacause the first time I just tried to flat ice it. Then I done it again by star tipping it out and it turned out wonderful. Maybe I should just follow directions. The more I do the better I get.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my son's birthday. It was in his favorite driver's colors. Instead of icing the sides smooth, I did the flag all the way down to the board. It made the car stand out more. It also, made it look a little more 3-D and not so flat. He loved it!!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was easy to make and easy to change up. I changed the colors to orange and black, my stepfathers favorite colors. Then I changed the number to how old he was and printed his name on the door just above the number. He loved how personalized it was.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was fun to make! I made it for my son's 4th birthday. I decorated it like the picture, but wanted it to stand out more, so I used little silver balls to outline the car and flag. It made the cake "pop" out more!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my nephews birthday party and I decorated it like his favorite race car driver and he loved it. As always, outlining the detail work on the cake is the hardest part of decorating this cake.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This cake was pretty easy - it just required a lot of black icing. I gave up on making black icing a long time ago so I just buy the wilton tube of black.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have done this cake a couple of times. It always turns out great and everyone loves it.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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