4 responses to “A Fire Truck Cake for a Four-Year-Old”

  1. Tia

    looks WONDERFUL!!! great job with the red coloring. did you use powdered/paste coloring? Buttercreambarbie

  2. sarahp

    When I was a child, my mum made me a circus tent cake for my 4th birthday. When I looked at it with a slightly confused and hesitant expression and asked, "But what IS it?" she burst into tears.

    I don't think she'll ever forgive me.

  3. MelissaB

    Looks great to me! You are too hard on yourself! However, if you are going to continue to torture yourself with cake creativity challenges, get a set of Wilton paste food colors — totally different experience, and lasts forever as you just use a teeny bit to get intense colors.

  4. debbie koenig

    Thanks, everyone!

    @Tia, I used gel initially, then more gel, and finally liquid.

    @sarahp, I LOVE that story. I'm 100% certain I would've reacted the same way as your mom if jr had given me a hard time about ANY of this.

    @MelissaB, thanks for the tip. I've been wondering about paste colors; guess I"ll have to try them.

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