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Coolest Fire Engine Birthday Cake 66

by Adele
(Gaithersburg)

Homemade  Fire Engine Birthday Cake

Homemade Fire Engine Birthday Cake

I made this Fire Engine Birthday Cake for my grandson on his 5th birthday. He wanted a fire engine; His party was at a Fire Station in Burtonsville, Md. The fire engines at Burtonsville fire department are white so that's why I made the cake white. I used box cake mix.

I made two cakes in a 13in. by 9in. pan, cooled them, wrapped snuggly in plastic wrap, and placed in a freezer. After they were stiff enough, I removed them, leveled the tops then cut one in half length wise. The second cake, I cut two equal size pieces approximately 5in. by 7in. inches for the front of the cake, and then carved the front of the cake. A small piece was cut to raise the top slightly. I used butter cream frosting between layers and covered with fondant. I cut circles out of the left over cake and covered with fondant. Homemade fondant tastes best. I made many colors of fondant for various pieces.

The little details on the engine were made of fondant and some pastiage. The ladder on top and the sign were made from pastiage. The fire man was made from gum paste. Anything made with gum paste needs several days to dry and paste together. I think a different kind of cake would have held up better. Fondant is a little heavy for box cake so the finished cake seemed to be smaller than when I started.

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Awesome!!
by: Charmaine

This is so cool!

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Coolest Fire Truck Cake 29

by Stacey
(Slidell, LA)

3 D Fire Truck Cake

3 D Fire Truck Cake

This is my first fire truck cake. I used the 12x18 sheet pan - I made 2 cakes (4 cake mixes). I cut each cake in half and filled it with buttercream. The bottom layer has dowels for supports and a cake cardboard is in the middle for extra support.

Most of the decorations I made ahead of time with royal icing. When it was dry I painted them with shimmer dust and vodka (you can use a clear vanilla). The wheels are krispy kreme doughnuts. I bought mini doughnuts to use but they were way too small. After placing them in the cake I piped the black stars with tip #18.

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Coolist Fire Truck Cake # 29
by: Anonymous

You did a great job! Do you have a pattern that you can share? Sorry, I'm a visual learner.

One of the coolest
by: Anonymous

I have seen a TON of fire truck cakes while researching one that I wanted to do for my son, and this is by far one of the best. This is usually my favorite site to come to when checking out cakes and this one must be new to here because it surely wasn't here when I first checked just about a month ago or so.

Very cool!
by: Anonymous

Do you have photos of another angle? Very cool fire truck!!!

How can I order and how much does is cost?
by: Natali

How can I order this cake 3D and how much is it?

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Coolest Fire Truck Cake 40

by Nicol C.
(Atlanta, GA)

Homemade Fire Truck Cake

Homemade Fire Truck Cake

This fire truck cake is made from two 10 inch square cakes. I cut one cake in half and stacked it to make the back. I cut the other cake in half and stacked and cut it to make the front and the middle. Each piece was individually iced in white and chilled in the fridge. I did the back in red icing first

Then attached the middle and did that section in gray. I attached the front and did that in red. Some of the accents and writing were added before the red, some of them were added after.

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WOW!
by: holli of 2 boys

I admire you for doing this yourself! It took a long time, I know! GREAT JOB! I am sure your son was proud! I will attempt to do myself in 2 weeks, thanks for the determination!

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Coolest Fire Truck Cake 43

by Shannon P.
(West Seneca, New York)

Homemade Fire Truck Cake

Homemade Fire Truck Cake

This Fire Truck Cake was such fun. I used a raised board to make it look like it was up off the ground. I carved the cake and covered in fondant with fondant accents. I put a flashing light on the top of the engine.

It was a hit at the party. The little boy didn't even think it was a cake! Next time I'll try to get a siren too.

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Great Cake, where'd you get the lights?!
by: Megan

This is our pick of greatest firetruck cake! I'll try to replicate it for my son's 5th birthday. Where would I get lights and a siren?!

thanks. Megan

FIRETRUCK CAKE
by: kimmeskakes

I just luv this firetruck! you did an awesome job, I have an order for someone that would like a firetruck and this one stood out the most. Can you give me details on how you had the cake on the board to give it that effect. And i to would like to know where you purchased the siren and where are the wires and on/off button... Again greatest firetruck yet!Thanx's and hope i hear from you:)

Lights/Sirens
by: Lisa

Could you tell me where you found the siren? This cake is adorable

questions
by: Nicole W.

I love it. Son is obsessed. Making one for his bday is July. Do you know how much fondant you dyed for the red? Also, where did you get the lights and where would you look for siren? I've gotten decent with fondant but always stress because I do all the decorating the morning of. Did you put it in the refridgerator at all? Thanks for any help!

awesome
by: Michelle

What are the dimensions of your cake? I love your cake!!!


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Coolest Fire Truck Cake 32

by Wendy
(England)

Fire Truck Cake

Fire Truck Cake

I made 2 12 x 6 sponges for this fire truck cake. Cut in half and piled high with jam in center. The cab was cut and shaped from cut offs and stuck together with jam.

I covered it in red fondant and layered up the coloured fondant on top, i.e. the windscreen,ladder, wheels, bumper etc.

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