Fire Truck Birthday Cake

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Fire up the candles and let's celebrate! This Fire Truck Birthday Cake is simple to make using a few store-bought ingredients. Your little firefighter will love this cut-up cake recipe.

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  • Trim rounded tops off pound cakes. Place one of the cakes on cake board or tray. Top with second cake, using a small amount of whipped topping in between the layers to secure layers. (This is the back of the "fire truck.")
  • Cut 1/3 off the end of the remaining pound cake. Lay the larger portion of the cake in front of and level with the bottom of the stacked pound cakes. Place the smaller portion vertically on top of the larger portion 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 colouring until desired colour is achieved. Spread over entire fire truck. Attach 3 donuts on each side of the truck for "wheels;" add candy to centre of each donut for "hubcap." Use pretzel sticks to create "ladders" on back and sides of truck.
  • Lay licorice on the top of the truck to make a "water hose." Outline windows, doors and hood of truck with remaining licorice. Add assorted candies to top of cab and on front of cake for the "top lights" and "headlights." Store in refrigerator.


Whipped topping can be coloured red or yellow, depending on the colour of the fire trucks in your area.


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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20
Calories 244
% Daily Value
Total fat 11.3g
Saturated fat 4.8g
Cholesterol 24mg
Sodium 193mg
Carbohydrate 33.7g
Dietary fibre 0.5g
Protein 2.5g
Vitamin A 1 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 3 %DV
Iron 6 %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.

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  • julipssa |

    Everyone loved this bright colored truck for my son's 2nd birthday, but I couldn't get a bright red color. I substituted the cake donuts for the fudge covered oreo cookies. Very yummy!

  • sezettell |

    This was a big hit, everyone loved it and it was really easy to make but the frosting was very hard to tint red. It came out fushia instead. Next time I'll try a yellow truck instead.