This cake is great! I did a couple things different, though. I used strawberry cool whip (still adding some more food coloring to make it darker.) I couldn't find string licorice, so I used fruit streamers (sold where you find fruit roll-ups.) I used oreos for the wheels. Also, check with your local fire department and you might be able to get a real truck at your party. Our fire department even let the kids (and parents) go for a ride in the truck! The cake was yummy and easy to make. It didn't take as long as the recipe says. Took me 1 hour to thaw the cakes and 1 hour to decorate.