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Awesome Homemade Fire Engine Birthday Cake

This fire engine birthday cake was the second cake I made from the movie Cars. It was made for my son’s 3rd birthday. He wanted “Red” the fire engine. It was a chocolate cake covered in marshmallow fondant.

I used almond bark for the ladder and side panels of the truck. The wheels were wooden wheels purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used the wheels with dowel rod axles to support the cake board and lift the cake off of the ground.

The other fixtures on the truck were made from fondant and gum paste. I used silver luster dust for the metallic surfaces.

29 thoughts on “Awesome Homemade Fire Engine Birthday Cake”

  1. Hi I would love to see some more photos and more details about how you made this master piece.
    Its fantastic.

  2. Can you please sent detailed instructions on how you made this cake.
    My son’s birthday is coming up and I would like to attempt this one. It is the only one that I have seen that I truly love!!!
    You have amazing talent!

  3. I love ur cake are u a professional or do u do it for fun, in any way u have true true talent! what type of frosting would u recommend for any type of project? I’m a newbie but love to learn

  4. Wow, what a lovely birthday cake. We will be celebrating my son’s 4th Birthday in July and he has asked for a Fire Engine Birthday!

    I started looking on the net for a suitable birthday cake as my husband and I always make his cakes for him. As my son absolutely adores CARS, your cake just stood out for me. I think I will score big mommy points if I am able to pull this cake off for him :-).

    Are you able to tell me how you did it?

    Well done on a spectacular cake!



  5. If possible I would like step by step directions for this cake. The fondant and outside i believe i can handle, but what did you find to be the best way to form the cake, and what is it sitting on to be raised. You did an awesome job!!

  6. Could you please send me more detailed instructions? LOVED this fire truck. My grandson will be so happy.

  7. What a fantastic cake! You are very talented! I would love to try this out for my son’s birthday. Would you mind sending me some detailed instructions?

  8. absolutely superb!!! Would appreciate step by step instructions if possible. My grandson asked for red the fire engine for his birthday, doming soon. I am desperate, and your cake is the BEST!

  9. my son’s 3rd birthday invites just went out for a “red the fire engine” birthday party too! where do you live? he would LOVE to have this cake for his birthday!!!
    Otherwise, can you share directions for his auntie to attempt making it?

    we are in st. Louis, if by chance you are too – LET’S talk!


  10. My son’s 3rd birthday is coming up and he wants a fire truck cake. Since he loves Cars, I though this cake would be awesome!
    You did an excellent job. Would you be able to email instructions as this is my first foray in fondant.

  11. Hi! That’s an absolutely FABULOUS CAKE!!!!! How did you do it?!! My son’s 3rd birthday is coming up and he’s absolutely CRAZY about firetrucks, and also about Cars. I wanted to make him a firetruck cake, but yours would make him sooo happy!! Can you send me more detailed instructions on how you did it? I’m in Argentina!!!!!!
    I would appreciate that so much!!

    Thanks and congratulations! Impressive cake!! =)


  12. I’ve noticed many have requested the directions…has anyone received them?! I would LOVE them as well! THANK YOU!

  13. This cake is awesome! Would it be possible to get the directions? I would love to be able to make this for a friend’s son’s birthday!
    Thank you!

  14. Hi my nephew just saw this cake and it is brillent…and he has aked if i can do this for his birthday in a weeks time.
    Is there any chance of been able to get a step by step instuctions on how you do it??

    Many thanks

  15. Hi! I am so impressed by the cake, it is sooo beautiful, I would like the instructions just like everyone else, it is an amazing cake that my nephew would love for his 5th birthday.

    Thank you so much

  16. Not sure if you gave out directions or not on how you created this cake. Wasn’t sure if you used a sheet cake or loaf pan. Was just asked to make “Red” so just seeing if anyone had instructions.

  17. This cake is awesome. My grandson is having his 6th birthday early Nov & his Mum is giving him a firefighter party. As it is tradition in our family for the Grandmother to make the birthday cake I would really appreciate your recipe & instructions.
    Thank you, Jenny

  18. I have to make a 3d fire truck for a boy’s 2 birthday and would love if you can give directions on how u did it!?

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