Birthdays are unique events that allow us to commemorate significant moments in our lives, and what better way to do so than with a decadent cake? Although classic round or square cakes are always a hit, why not advance your baking abilities and delight your loved ones with a Fire Truck Cake? This show-stopping dish is the ideal centerpiece for any event since it blends the thrill of fighting fires with the sweetness of a delicious treat. Let’s explored with Cakepluss.com.
Ingredients for making Fire Truck Cake
- 250g softened butter
- Four big eggs, 250g caster sugar
- 1 tsp almond extract (if you’re allergic to nuts, substitute vanilla extract)
- Self-raising flour 200 grams
- 50 grams of powdered almond (alternative, use 50 grams of ordinary flour if you have a nut allergy).
- 1 cup milk
For the decorating and icing
- 150g softened butter
- 300 grams of icing sugar, sieved, and 500 grams of red, ready-to-roll icing
- 250g of grey ready-to-roll icing
- 200g of royal icing produced with 200g of sugar from a packet
- The food coloring red
- 4 licorice-colored wheels
- White ready-to-roll frosting, 25 grams
- Two iced party rings, 25g of ready-to-roll yellow icing
- 8–10 mint sticks or biscuit sticks with chocolate coating (such as Mikado)
- Six dolls together sweets
- Food coloring in blue
- Food coloring in black
- Lego firemen are a possibility.
Instructions for making Fire Truck Cake: 9 Steps Included
Preheating the oven to 180°C/160°F fan/gas 4. A 20 cm square cake pan should be greased and base lined with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Beat until frothy. Add the milk, eggs, almond essence, flour, and ground almonds; beat vigorously until the mixture is light and fluffy in color. Spread the mixture onto the prepared pan, and bake it for 35 to 40 minutes. Before cutting and icing, remove from heat and let cool fully.
Place the butter in a bowl and mix it thoroughly to produce the butter icing. Beat the icing sugar in gradually until it’s smooth and creamy. To create two rectangles, each 10x20cm, divide the Fire Truck Cake in half. Cut one half into two pieces that are 10×14 cm and 10×6 cm in size.
Attach the 10x6cm piece to one end of the 10x20cm piece using a small amount of butter icing. This is the engine’s cab portion. Horizontally cut the 10 x 14 cm piece in two. One of the 10x14cm pieces should be adhered to the main portion of the fire engine (behind the cab) with a small amount of butter icing. There is no need for the last piece of Fire Truck Cake.
Cut a slit in the front of the cab where the windows will go using a sharp knife. Butter frosting should be applied to the whole Fire Truck Cake. The crimson fondant was rolled out and used to encase the fire truck. Trim the base area.
Create an uneven strip out of all but 50g of the grey icing and set it on a 30cm cake board. Lift the fire engine onto the board with care.
Unroll each of the four wheels’ approximately half of the licorice. To create a double border around the Fire Truck Cake‘s base, join the strips together using a small amount of the red icing. Relying once more on the icing, fasten the four wheels. Create strips to mark the center of the road with the leftover licorice.
Cut out two wing mirrors and six shutters from the conserved grey icing. Apply red icing to the Fire Truck Cake and attach. Create the cab’s front and side windows with the white icing. Attach with red royal icing, then pipe the cab doors and the area surrounding each window.
Attach dolly mixes to represent ladder supports, roof lights, and headlights. Chop and adhere the chocolate-covered biscuit or mint stick pieces to form a ladder. Use icing to attach to the engine’s top.
Join the two party rings with tape and fasten them to the side of the fire truck. A small circle of yellow fondant icing should be made and adhered to the end of the hose to serve as the nozzle. The biscuits will act as the hose, so make a long sausage out of the yellow fondant icing and wrap it around them. The leftover royal icing should be tinted a light blue color. If necessary, thin with a little water before drizzling onto the Fire Truck Cake board to depict water coming from a hose.
With a small amount of blue food coloring diluted with water, paint the windows. Paint windshield wipers on the front windows with black paint.
The ultimate result is well worth the time, work, and attention to detail required to bake a Fire Truck Cake. The happiness and excitement on your loved ones’ expressions as you put the finishing touches on your masterpiece and give it to them will be priceless.