I was up for a long long time making this cake. Part of that was due to some structural issues that had me dismantling the entire thing and starting over…starting at 10 PM. Oops.
This cake is for one of my coworker’s son’s birthday. He’s having his party at a fire station so this seems appropriate. The cake is a vanilla cake with chocolate icing. All the decoration is fondant.
To go along with the cake I also made some fire-themed cupcakes. The flames are colored chocolate, piped onto wax paper in the shape of a flame and stuck into the buttercream. I made the buttercream by taking orange and yellow gel food coloring and gently swirling it into white icing.