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Coolest Firetruck Birthday Cake 34

by Kjersten H.
(Lincoln, Nebraska USA)

Homemade Firetruck Birthday Cake

Homemade Firetruck Birthday Cake

My son Jared loves big trucks of all kinds, for his 4th birthday he was absolutely sure that he wanted a firetruck birthday cake. I look forward to making my children a custom-ordered cake for their birthdays, so I was excited about this challenge.

To construct the cake I baked a half-sheet of cherry chip cake, 3 boxes of cake mix fill a half-sheet pan perfectly, and it bakes at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Just make sure you grease the pan REALLY well before hand and that you have a big enough cake board. Then I just cut the main rectangle for the bottom of the body and stacked 2 more smaller ones on front to make the cab and one more on back to make the ladder portion of the truck.

I found it much easier to construct by frosting each layer as I built it. I used dots for the red and yellow lights on top, black licorice for much of the border. I couldn't resist a LEGO fireman, the Twizzler's Pull n Peel fit perfectly in his hand like a fire hose! I just wrapped the Pull n Peel around a pretzel rod.

I used Oreos for the wheels and a lot of checking back with this site for ideas as I went along. For the ladder on top of the cake I just cut and frosted an extra piece of cake red, stuck it on the truck and then piped the ladder design. I had so much fun making this cake and can't wait to see Jared's reaction!

Firetruck Birthday Cake



Firetruck Birthday Cake



Firetruck Birthday Cake



Firetruck Birthday Cake

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Coolest Firetruck 1st Birthday Cake 70

by Debra W.
(North Richland Hills, TX, USA)

Homemade Firetruck 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade Firetruck 1st Birthday Cake

I made this Firetruck 1st Birthday Cake for my nephew's 1st birthday. It was lots of fun to make. I started with two 10" cakes, two 8" cakes and one 6" cake. I frosted all of them white. Next, I frosted the 10" cakes using the red, black and orange stripes. I also added black ladders up and down the sides of the cake. I used a toothpick to draw my lines and then I added the frosting.

On the 8" cakes, I decided to do Dalmatian spots. I used a tooth pick to draw my lines again. On the 6" cake, I frosted flames since this would be the cake that had the candle on it. I did a red outline and filled in the flames with orange. I bought the fire truck and the firemen to put on top of the cake which was also used as the birthday boy's present. I intended on using some sort of vacuum hose or something like that as the fireman's hose but what I bought didn't work, so instead I used the pipe cleaners. They worked really well as water spraying out of the hose because they would stick out and stay in place.

Finally, I just added the candle and it was finished.

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