Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Cake is on F-I-R-E!

Well, it really wasn't, but there were "flames" on it. I was asked by my sister to make a cake for her friend that works in the Fire Department. I had seen two awesome cakes on Cake Central, (where else, right? LOL) one by CC member cassiescakes and another by myKzooKid.
There were also a lot of cakes with fire hydrants on them, but I just took a picture of a real fire hydrant and tried to get it as close as I could. Here is my first, all edible, fire hydrant...

For the flames, I made my own template, then used it to cut out gumpaste "flames". They were all white to begin with, but I sprayed them with Wilton's Color Mist in orange and yellow. One day I will have an airbrush for better, more precise results!
Then I made the fire hose out of fondant, spelling "happy" with it, then attached it to the hydrant. With tinted piping gel, I made the word "birthday" and a couple splashes of "water". I thought this was such a cute idea! And I liked how it turned out.

Here's to you, Frankie! Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Hello Jessica- Maxine here
    Just stummbled apon your Blog :) and had to leave a comment on this wondeful creation...
    Love how you did the flames - very creative of you.
    And the water splashes - again, very creative.
    Love the whole cake - well done indeed.
    I shall go click *follow* now and join your Blog.. :)


  2. This cake is too cute! I love the design!

    Sweet Regards,