I made this firetruck cake for my grandson, Hank's, 4th birthday last year. While I made a 1/2 sheet cake, it was way too big and I could have gotten by with a 9 X 12 (1/4 sheet), so I would make that change next time.
I pieced the cake together, and had to stack some layers for height, with icing in between. It took 3 or 4 tubs of the red no taste gel to get this deep red color. I used Oreos for the wheels and then frosted over them, gum drops and M & Ms to garnish.
The windows and the fire medallion were made with fondant. I piped in the ladder. As I was giving my grandson a Lego fire set for his birthday present, I went ahead and took the hatchets, the dog, the hydrant, etc. and placed them on the cake for effect. The cake wasn't lined up just right, so I ended up piping it in gray to try to establish some lines. I used Viva paper towels to smooth out the icing.
Hank loved it and other mommies there tried to place orders!
Another Firetruck Cake that requires no baking! The base is made from three Asda Madeira slab cakes glued together with jam. The covering is ready made butter icing coloured green and piped on with a star tip, the road is a thin layer of black sugar sprinkled over buttercream.
I made the duck pond using a small piece of blue fondant, the ducks were made from white fondant and the beaks from a little bit cut off of a dolly mixture. The lettering was cut from blue and red fondant.
To make the fire engine and the base of the truck, I used Tesco Madeira cakes and just carved the shape out. The back of the truck was made from malted milk biscuits glued together with buttercream and filled with mini smarties. I used dolly mixtures and mini smarties for the headlights and sirens.
I modeled my Firetruck Cake after the coolest birthday cake #29 and used their design for inspiration. I made 3 9x13 cakes. The bottom and middle layer were cut in half vertically and measured about 6x8. I put one half in front of the other to make a ~6x16 firetruck bottom. I also cut the last cake in half vertically.
The 6x8 piece went on as the back part of the truck. I cut a 3x6 piece out of the other half and used that as the top of the "cab".
Decorating was the fun part! The wheels are Dutch cocoa cookies cut into smaller circles with a biscuit cutter. The lights are Dots candies. The candles are made by Wilton and I found them at I-Party.
This Fire Truck Cake Design is a birthday cake I did for my 16 year old nephew's birthday. It is 3 layers of yellow cake with buttercream frosting. The "hoses" on the roof are black licorice, the "lights" are chewing gum and the dog, boots, hat and fire hydrant are candles. I did the windows in white piping gel. The wheels are chocolate covered donuts.