Fireman Sam Birthday Cake
How to decorate a Fireman Sam cake with Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing.
Recipe by Sirley Young
Uploaded by Sirley Young
Time to make
- 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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.