Comida Kraft
Recipe Box

Fire Truck Birthday Cake

(21) 18 Reviews
Prep Time
Total Time

14 servings

What You Need

Showing deals in Cambridge, MA 02142
Show Deals
Change Zip
Select All
Add To Shopping List

Make It

Tap or click steps to mark as complete

  • Trim rounded tops off pound cakes. Stack 2 of the cakes together using whipped topping in between the layers to hold together. (This is the back of the fire truck.)
  • Cut 1/3 off the end of the remaining cake. Lay the 2/3 portion of cake in front of and level with the bottom of stacked pound cakes. Place the 1/3 portion vertically on top to form an L-shape against the 2 stacked cakes. (This will form the cab of the truck and be slightly higher than the 2 stacked pound cakes. See photograph.)
  • Tint whipped topping with red or yellow food coloring until desired color is achieved. Frost entire fire truck. Attach 3 donuts on each side of the truck for wheels. Add pretzel sticks to create ladders on the sides and back of truck.
  • Lay licorice on top of the truck to make a water hose. Outline windows and doors with licorice. Place assorted candies on top of the cab as lights and on front of the truck for headlights. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Size It Up

Kids can have fun decorating this cake. At 14 servings, this fun cake is the perfect size for a birthday party.

Family Fun

Tint whipped topping red or yellow, depending on the color of fire trucks in your area.


  • 14 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 14 servings
Calories 300
% Daily Value
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 27g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rate this Recipe

Leave a Review

  • Gayle.ems |

    cute cake lot of posts about getting the red color use wilton brand red it will work.

  • evmim |

    I made this cake last year and also carved it into a Mater look-alike. I carved another cake into Lightening McQueen and another one into Lightning McQueen's girlfriend. It was an all "Cars" theme. All the kids enjoyed it and the adults thought it was pretty cool too. The cake itself was too sweet, so I next time I will make my own cake instead of buying the Sara Lee lb. cake.

  • jdmcd79 |

    ZACHSYD I'd like to see a picture of the "Mater" cake you did. My son LOVES Cars and his b-day is coming up soon. I think I may try to do it myself.

K:42420v1 :64169