Thursday, April 5, 2007

A Fire Engine Birthday Cake Recipe!!

This fire-red confection is a three-alarm wonder at any birthday party.

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1 baked 13-by-9-by-2-inch cake 6 cups red frosting 1 cup gray frosting Red M&M's Chocolate sandwich cookies Pretzel rods and sticks Yellow gumdrops Black jelly bean White Chiclets Mini jaw Black shoestring and twist licorice breakers

1. Freeze the cake for two to three hours, then cut into four pieces (A, B, C and D).

2. Slice B in half horizontally to create E.

3. Stack A onto D for the engine bed, B onto C for the cab, and E onto D for the control panel.

4. Frost the bed and cab red and the controls gray. With a dab of frosting, place an M&M in the center of each cookie to make the wheels, and then press onto the engine.

5. Add a pretzel ladder, gumdrop emergency lights, jelly bean horn, Chiclet headlights and jawbreaker controls. Use licorice to make a hose and outline the windows of the cab.

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