Yes I had all the intentions of making a caterpillar cake, and at the last minute, I mean last minute, cupcakes almost all ready to go into the oven, the birthday boy changed his mind. Since my boys birthdays are the one day each year I do my best to let them choose everything I make for them to eat, I didn't have the heart to say no. So I made a race car cake on the fly and it actually turned out better then expected. It was a cinch to make improvising with things I had on hand.
Here is what I used: