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Fireman Sam Birthday Cake

How to decorate a Fireman Sam cake with Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing.

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10 people

Decorating ingredients

  • 500 g Renshaw Poppy Red Ready to Roll Icing
  • 250 g Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing
  • 250 g Renshaw Grey Ready to Roll Icing
  • 250 g Renshaw Jet Black Ready to Roll Icing
  • 100 g Renshaw Yellow Ready to Roll Icing
  • 100 g Renshaw Atlantic Blue Ready to Roll Icing


Step 1

You'll need to make a custom sized cake board to fit the cake and then use some cardboard blocks to lift it so you have space to add the wheels later on.

Step 2

Make the details ahead of time so they have time to harden. I used my sons Fireman Sam truck as a reference. Use white icing for the windows and grey for additional details around the side. Definitely make the ladder a few days before putting it on the cake otherwise it will break if it hasn't had a time to harden up properly. Use blue icing for the lights on the top of the truck by rolling a circle and flattening at the top and bottom.

Step 3

I used my sons Firetruck to draw a rough sketch and a pattern. I stacked the cake and, using the pattern, cut out the shape of the firetruck. I then did a quick crumb coat and chilled the cake for an hour before icing it properly.

Step 4

I use a silicone mat to roll out my Renshaw fondant. You'll also need a cake smoother. I'm not an expert so my cake ended up looking a bit on the plump side. Use Poppy Red Icing to cover the cake.

Step 5

Use water to glue on the little cake details. Mini Oreo biscuits make fab wheels, cover them with black fondant and use a fork to make tire patterns on them.

Step 6

For the fire hose I ordered a special fondant extractor tube. For the end of the tube you'll need some gold lustre dust. If you're like me, not an expert at modelling figurines, use a toy to finish off the cake.

Step 7

Despite all of the mistakes I made and the hours upon hours of work that went into this cake, it was all worth it because as you can see from my photo, my son loved it.