|The cake board - cover with grey fondant and use a cobble stone embosser|
Funnily enough I had the actual Fireman Sam engine in the house (he'd pilfered it from my Aunt's house with her knowledge). I cooked a madiera cake which is firmer than a regular sponge. I would ordinarily freeze it and shape a cake whilst it is defrosting and I don't know why I didn't this time!
|I divided the cake in half - I cooked 2 x rectangles|
|A kind of shaping going on|
|Off cuts - best bit!|
|Then I covered the dodgy looking fire engine in butter cream so that the fondant would stick|
|Your kitchen could also look a right state should you go down the novelty route!|
|See what I mean - you can see at the corner there is too much fondant|
|Notice the bottle of red wine about to be sunk as I called it a night|
The next day (Saturday) with 3 children around the house and a hubster I set about decorating it - DO NOT DO THIS if you can help it. It doesn't make for flawless finishes I can tell you.
|Even though the top etc was smooth I thought I'd give the engine some edges!|
|I used silver paint (edible) to give a window effect|
|Slight improvement - am feeling happier with it!|
|I like how the bumper looks like its on the ground - oh wait it is!|
Finally I used a fireman candle (I was going to make a fondant Fireman Sam but no, just no!) and shaped Michael's name (aka Buddy) using red fondant to resemble a hose - clever eh? I also made a little bucket and popped some blue sprinkes in. I used some gylcerine (which you can't really see in the picture) and didn't colour it to resemble actual water coming out of the house by the number 3. And that my friends, is how you make a Fireman Sam cake. Now if I were you, I would head straight to Sainsbury's and hand over a tenner and be done with it!
Until next time....