I made this fire engine cake for my son’s 3rd birthday with the help of my sisters for decorating and it was a real hit! I used a basic chocolate butter cake recipe to bake 2 loaf tin cakes. I then followed the family fun video (http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50131)to cut out the shape of the cake and got ideas for the decorating from looking at this site.
It’s really important to get red colour paste to ensure that you get the right shade of red, the liquid colouring will only give you a pink however much you use and tastes horrible! I used Wilton No Taste Red colour, which you can get online from cake decorating suppliers.