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Friday, June 19, 2009

My Boy's Birthday Cake - Fire Truck Cake & Cookies

I wonder if my son knows that there are other things to ask for besides a fire truck birthday party. Click here and here to see last year's fireman themed creation.

When he originally asked for a fire truck cake this year, I thought that I would do a standing up 3-D fire truck cake.

But I lost my nerve.

I decided that I wasn't confident in my ability to make it actually look like a fire truck. And I didn't have enough time or money to spend on making sure that it did look like a fire truck. So I gave up that aspiration and went with a flat cake, but cut it up to make it fire truck shaped.

For being a "fly by the seat of my pants" design, I was pleased with how it turned out.



I didn't take any step by step photos this time, but I can tell you that I did all of this out of a single 9 x 13 yellow cake. I iced it in red butter cream and covered the majority of it in red marshmallow fondant.

When I realized, though, that I didn't have enough red fondant to cover the whole thing, I decided that it was okay and used what was leftover from my daughter's cake to do the bottom portion in a different color like a road.

The piping was done with a combination of butter cream and royal icing. The wheels are thinned royal icing (like for flooding cookies). The light on top was Wilton fondant (neon colors).



Since we were doing coordinating cookies to go with my daughter's cake, we decided to do the same with Nathan's and also send them home as party favors.









I'll admit that the yellow cake was not as big of a hit as the chocolate one I did for my daughter, but it was some of the best yellow cake I've ever tasted or made.

Here's to cake NOT out of a box - the WAY more homemade style!

2 Comments:

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...
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Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That cake turned out really cute too! Good job! And I love those cookies - they almost are too cute to eat, but I'm sure I would manage!