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Fire Truck Birthday Cake

Prep Time
1
hr.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

14 servings

What You Need

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Make It

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  • 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.

Servings

  • 14 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 14 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 300
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 27g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
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

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is great! 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.
Date published: 2005-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I made this cake last year and also carved it into a Mater look-alike. 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.
Date published: 2009-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this recipe to make "Mater" from the movie Cars. I used this recipe to make "Mater" from the movie Cars. Very easy. I used chocolate frosting, died white frosting (not the cool whip, too drippy) green and blue. Used Oreo cokkies for tires, pretzels and licorice for the tow cable. I also used assorted candies for the eyes, headlights etc.
Date published: 2008-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my boyfriend, and I changed it a bit. I made this for my boyfriend, and I changed it a bit. Instead of cool whip I used vanilla frosting and food coloring. and I used mini chocolate donuts for the tires. Also instead of putting the hose on the top i wrote out happy birthday...it came out great and everyone loved it!
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I made this for my son's birthday. I made this for my son's birthday. I decided to use strawberry coolwhip so it would be easier to turn it red. I used my entire red coloring & it still turned out pink. Otherwise it looked just like the picture & tasted good too.
Date published: 2006-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My son totally loves fire trucks. My son totally loves fire trucks. I plan to make this cake for his fourth birthday party coming up. I didn't have a clue as to the theme of the party until I saw this cake. Thank you!!!
Date published: 2005-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 5 year old has been my little "firefighter" for three years running now...he absolutely LOVED... My 5 year old has been my little "firefighter" for three years running now...he absolutely LOVED helping me with this!!! This recipe will become a family favorite, I'm sure.
Date published: 2005-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My husband is a fire fighter and I made this for a going away party. My husband is a fire fighter and I made this for a going away party. It was a hit. It was kind of hard to make, trying to make it exactally like the pic, but still a hit!!
Date published: 2006-04-30
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