Our 6 year old is still crazy about firetrucks and firemen and requested a cake to reflect that love! I made a 2 tiered cake and iced it with buttercream. I then made a marshmallow fondant and shaped the bus, stop sign, road and ladder with the tinted fondant.
I used almond bark candy for the flames on top. I melted the almond bark in the microwave and then tinted it red with a food coloring paste. I gave it a marbled sort of streaky look by not blending the red in all the way. I then spread it out thinly on parchment paper in roughly the shape of flames. When it hardened I placed it on the top of the cake fastened with more buttercream frosting.
We placed the candles in the middle of the flames and placed emergency vehicles and Playmobil figures around the homemade firefighter them birthday cake. Its not a professional job by any means but my birthday boy loved it!
This is a fireman cake I made for my son's 3rd birthday. I had already made him a Postman Pat cake for his 2nd Birthday, and decided I liked making character models. As he loved Fireman Sam by then, I rose to the challenge!
I divided the sugar paste into small pieces and mixed in colouring paste to get the right colours I needed. I then molded the body and joined all the parts together (using cocktail sticks to hold his head and arms in position).
I made the sponge cake, coated with sugar paste, and a plaque to hold the model. Next, I rolled a long tube of red sugar paste to make the hose, curled it around the base of the cake and into Sam's hand. (The tip of the hose needed a cocktail stick to keep it straight)
I made the water spray effect with a piece of a clear polythene food bag, which I gathered and stuck into the end of the hose.
I found an image online of a Fireman Sam and Jupiter Cake and used ideas to copy from. It's always best to copy from a perfect cake then you get the best results! I made a large square Madeira cake then cut up the pieces to resemble the fire engine shape, then layered them together with a basic buttter cream and jam filling.
I iced it twice to give a smoother finish then used ready to roll icing and coloured it with concentrated food colours to make the cherry picker and other parts. Fireman Sam is made out of a special modelling icing from my local cake store he was quite tricky to make and was quite round so had to squash him and cut the back off, he wasn't perfect but my four year old loved this cake. He adores Fireman Sam!
It took a long time to make but worth it to see his face on the day!
This firefighter cake was made for a friend's boyfriend who is a firefighter.
I made the firefighter out of fondant icing mixed with some CMC powder I made him over a period of three days. The hat was a pain to do but I got there after oh about 8 attempts.
I love the worried look on his face I made it look like he has run out of water I put a small drip on the hose and a small puddle on the cake to make it look like water I used piping gel. And what with all the flames around him I would be worried too! The flames were also awkward but it was well worth it in the end.
Feedback from my friend was.....FANTASTIC....phew!