The general theme for this Fire Engine cake came from the invitations to a co-worker's son's third birthday party.
We started by making three funfetti cakes. Two cakes were used to make the 9" x 9" sq cakes that make up the body of the fire engine, one loaf cake was used to make the cab, and a few cupcakes finished the baking.
We cut the tops off the square cakes to create a flat surface and used the remnants to make the back elevated portion of the fire engine. We made a 13" x 9" rice krispie treat layer as the cake's base. The tires were fudge-striped cookies, the ladder was made of sour-filled yellow twizzlers and the decorations, which match the invitations, were made of gumballs and icing.
The headlights were also gumballs and the windows were white fondant. The street was made of black cookie icing, spread on tinfoil wrapped over a cake board; yellow fondant and black sprinkles produced the concrete effect.
The rest of the truck cake was covered with icing applied with a star tip #18.
I am not great at making cakes but like to make Birthday cakes myself using shop bought cakes and making them into whatever my little boy has asked for!
For his fourth birthday, he wanted a Fire Engine Birthday Cake. I bought 4 small Madeira cakes and sandwiched them together with jam. I used the last one to cut the shape of the cab and stuck this on with jam as well.
The whole cake was then covered with buttercream then red fondant icing. I used cocktail sticks to put the back lights on (liquorice squares) and stuck the other sweets on with a bit of buttercream. The windows and windscreen were made from grey fondant icing and stuck on with buttercream. The wheels are Oreo cookies and the hose is one of those sour roll up sweets stuck in with a cocktail stick. The trim and the ladder were made from black fondant icing. The light on top was a small piece of fondant rolled in blue sugar.
This is a Fire Engine Birthday Cake I made for my son's first birthday. He really loved it and it was a huge hit and really quite simple to make. I had never made a themed cake before but I'm happy with how it came out!
I made it by baking two pound Madeira cakes in rectangular tins. I used one full cake for the body and cut the second in to 2/3rd and 1/3rd pieces, turned the 2/3rd sized piece upright as the cab. I used red butter cream to cover the cake and Oreo biscuits with icing holding a jelly tot in the centre for the wheels. Jelly tots sweets for the lights etc.
I filled the cakes with vanilla butter icing and strawberry preserve and froze for several hours before I started to decorate and finished off by piping a ladder on the top of the body. The windows are chocolate icing. I hope you like it as much as my little boy did!