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Sugar Cone Race Kart Craft

Sugar Cone Race Kart Craft

Wreck-It Ralph fans don’t need to make a trip to the Sugar Rush Kart Bakery to score a winning race car. Just gather some cookies, candies, and other confections for parts, rev up your imagination, and you’re halfway to the finish line.

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • White or chocolate candy melts
  • 4 striped shortbread cookies
  • 5 mini striped shortbread cookies (or similar cookies with a hole in the center)
  • Assorted hard candies, candy-coated chocolates, and specialty candies
  • 1 pretzel rod
  • 2 thin pretzel sticks
  • Sugar ice cream cone
  • 7 sugar wafer cookies

How to make it

1. Melt a small cupful of candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on the package. This will be your “glue.”

Sugar Cone Race Kart step 2

2. For each of the back wheels, use a few dabs of the melted candy to stick two striped shortbread cookies back to back. Decorate the center of each wheel with a candy hubcap. Next, create an axle by breaking a 5-inch length from a pretzel rod. Carefully fit the ends into the inner wheel holes, and use dabs of melted candy to hold the cookies in place.

Sugar Cone Race Kart step 3

3. For the front wheels, stick mini shortbread cookies back to back and then fit them onto the ends of a thin pretzel stick.

Sugar Cone Race Kart step 4

4. To create a chassis, dip one end of a sugar wafer cookie into some melted candy and insert it into the ice cream cone, as shown, holding it briefly until the candy stiffens enough to keep it in place.

Sugar Cone Race Kart step 5

5. Glue the extended portion of the wafer to the center of the back axle, and the tip of the cone to the center of the front axle, as shown.

Sugar Cone Race Kart step 6

6. Use three more sugar wafers to create a U-shape frame, as shown, making sure the space between the lower two cookies is 2 to 2¼ inches wide so the ice cream cone will fit between them.

Sugar Cone Race Kart step 7

7. Glue the frame to the axle and the top of the cone wafer, as shown.

Sugar Cone Race Kart step 8

8. For a spoiler, glue two hard candies between two more sugar wafers, as shown. Then glue the assembled piece atop the back of the frame.

9. For a steering wheel, fit the last mini shortbread cookie onto the end of a thin pretzel stick. Glue the assembly atop the cone with the cookie perched on the rim of the cone.

10. Use more candies to embellish the completed kart any way you like.