Fire extinguisher 50th birthday cake
What a cool idea for a 50th birthday cake. The fire extinguisher looks so real. The cake was created and crafted by Amy Wittenauer. My uncle is a fire fighter he would love to have a cake something like this. Here are the instruction that were given by Amy Wittenauer. If you want to make this fire extinguisher cake, follow Amy’s instruction below. Have fun and keep baking.
Here we go:
I was hoping to find a half round log type pan but no luck, so I used 6 – 6″ round 2″ deep cakes, and one 6″ round 3″ deep pan that I really filled so that it baked with a good crown on it. I trimmed the 6 cakes all to level, then cut off about and inch and a half from the side so that when I “stacked” them laying down they didn’t roll. I lightly frosted between each layer to stick them together. The layer with the crown on it was what I used for the top of the extinguisher. (I also trimmed the 1 1/2″ off the side of this layer) I lightly frosted the cake and then covered it with my red (marshmallow) fondant (I used “no-taste” red paste and made it the day before so the red color had time to develop). The hose is all black fondant rolled(again made ahead to darken), the nozzle is also solid fondant in light grey and the handle was shaped over a big clip. I brushed the grey fondant with some silver pearl dust. The gauge was just a tiny little plastic container that I made a sticker for and the tag is made from a file folder that I ran through the printer to look like an inspection tag. At the time I made this cake, I did not have an edible image printer (I do now!), so the label is just printed on regular paper and then I laminated it and “glued” it down with a little frosting. It helps to trim your cakes and then freeze them so they are easier to handle (this was red velvet) and it ends up being really heavy, so I used a wooden board (1/4 inch tempered hard board) to put it on. I then had a smaller sheet cake next to it with all 50 candles on it.