Hi fellow Ccers! I am about to embark on making a fire truck cake for a friend's little boy turning 5. I have not made a vehicle like this before, I've only made a tank using 8" square cakes.
My question is, if anyone has made a fire truck, what did you use? Sheet cakes cut lengthways and stacked, or a particular square pan size? I don't want to have to trim a whole load of cake away and waste it!
Any little pointers would be really helpful! I don't need a lot of detail, I can figure out most of the decorating myself, I just need a wee nudge in the right direction regarding pans to use!
Thanks in advance
I made one, (in my pics) I didn't have any waste. I baked in a 1/2 sheet pan (2) and had 3 - 2" layers. It was really easy, but I did try to have more detail. I made the ladders out of gumpaste. HTH
Thanks Karen, i just looked at the pictures, and they're very helpful indeed! It's a really nice, well finished cake!
Thank you for taking the time to help!
I used a 11x15 pan and also made decorations in advance out of royal icing.
Sheet pan here too. Slightly frozen easier to cut. I did use posterboard patterns for bottom and sides, really helped to keep it square. Good luck!
Thank you folks for the reply's. I didn't get notifications that they'd come in.
That's a great help, gives me plenty to go on! Thank you for good luck wishes, I may be needing them! lol
I'll be posting pictures after March 26th.