I was on fire the weekend of June 14… This was the first time I ever tried making 2 cakes back-to-back and although I was pretty calm at the start of it, I was pretty much smoldering by the end of it. I didn’t realize how much harder it is to plan the time with 2 kids, though I do have an great husband who helps out as much as he can so I can pursue my hobby…errr…possibly obsession…
I also thought since this was my second try at a fire truck cake things would go much faster and more smoothly. And it did, compared to the first time I tried it. The difference was I made the cake much bigger than last time, using a full sheet instead of a half sheet. I also misplaced all of the templates I had created previously for the white chocolate ladders and hooks. Again, the most difficult part was cutting the cake into pieces to form the fire truck. Cake real estate is very precious when you only have one real chance of cutting it properly the first time around. Luckily, I was able to perform the delicate surgery without any mishaps nor badly misshapen pieces!
I was pretty happy with the final product as I think it resembles a fire truck more so than the first one I made. I originally tried to use this color scheme with the first fire truck cake I made, but gave up mid-frosting as I wasn’t too confident in my piping abilities at the time. Also, I piped the white chocolate ladders thicker this time so they would not break as they did last time (it also didn’t help to have 95°F weather to soften the chocolate). I also added a “fire hose” using white marshmallow string rolled around a white chocolate base.
I was happy the mother who asked me to make it (for her son’s 3rd birthday) liked the cake!
FYI – For directions, please click on my “recipes” tab in the home page.