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The Best DIY Firetruck Cake – so easy!

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A fire truck cake is sure to wow guests at just about any child’s birthday party! Buying a fancy, custom cake can be too expensive for most people, but this easy DIY Fire engine cake is inexpensive and fun.  The instructions and supplies to make all the cute details are all available in the adorable cake from Cakest.  Believe it or not, you can buy these simple and adorable custom cake kits from Cakest on Amazon! People will not believe that this cute cake did not come from a fancy and expensive bakery. Check out how you can make a whimsical and delicious cake for your little fire fighter’s special day below!

DIY easy fire truck cake

I have always wanted to have a ‘wow factor’ cake for birthday parties.  We never really had the budget for a professional cake, and I didn’t trust my own abilities.  Our birthday cakes and cupcakes were yummy, but not at all fancy. I was recently introduced to Cakest and found that their kits might just change that!  I am so excited to share their DIY Firetruck Cake with all of you!  Check out these awesome kits that make it easy to create adorable cakes, and we are even giving one away! (Giveaway is over but you can still buy these fun kits!)

We think the Firetruck kit is the cutest and we wanted to share these simple step by step instructions. We had a fire fighter birthday party one year and this would have been such a fun cake kit!

cakest firetruck cake kit

Everything comes in the kit!  Cake mix, simple instructions, stencils, and pre mixed fondant makes this DIY Firetruck cake easy as can be! You will need oil, eggs, and cream cheese.

frost cake before fondantFirst you will bake two cakes in provided cake pans.  Instructions are so simple and it is so delicious you would never know it is gluten free!  While the cake is baking you can mix the frosting.  Cream cheese makes it extra delicious. Frost in between the two cakes and then all over before applying the fondant.

covering cake with fondant Fondant is premixed and simply needs to be rolled out. A rolling pin is included in your kit! There is a generous amount of fondant sent, and you can cut the extra off cleanly with a knife.

firetruck stencils for fondant

For every cute detail on the cake there is an easy to follow stencil.  The fire truck, wheels, and flames all have easy to use stencils.  Take your time and follow the instructions, it is really very simple!

fondant details fire truck cakeI think the Firetruck cake is my favorite because it has so many cute layers. The rolling hills behind the firetruck are not at all complicated, but the extra step really adds depth and character to the design.

fondant stencils

One thing we really love about Cakest kits is that they avoid so many allergens. Our family tries to avoid gluten, soy, and anything unnatural as much as possible. I was thrilled to read that Cakest chocolate cake kits are free of gluten, soy, nuts, artificial flavors and colors!  The pre mixed fondant used is a premium recipe that is kosher certified.  The fondant does have colors, but is gluten, soy, nut, cholesterol, and trans fat free!  Cake is always going to be a splurge, but I love that this cake kit is not only cute, but avoids so many allergens and unhealthy ingredients.


And look at the finished product!  It is almost too cute to eat!  Believe it or not, this DIY Firetruck Cake is so easy! It is made with a kit that is specifically designed for novices.  Cakest kits come right to your door and you will be surprised by how many designs you can choose from.

diy easy firetruck cake

These professional photos sure are beautiful, but you may not be convinced.  These kits are truly designed with beginners in mind.  Cakest actually sent our skeptical family a cake kit a few weeks ago and we were very impressed.  My eleven year old daughter made it with a friend on a play date.  I had my doubts, but look how cute their first cake turned out!

panda cake diy

Our littlest was thrilled to have a fancy DIY Panda cake for a little early birthday celebration. Not too shabby for two pre teen bakers!


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Our giveaway is over – but you can purchase a cake kit just like this one on Amazon!


Now who wouldn’t love to try a kit from Cakest.co for their next celebration?  Cakest has generously offered to provide one cake kit (of your choice!) to one lucky Highlights Along the Way subscriber!  Entry is easy!  First check out Cakest and tell us in the comment section what cake kit you would love to make if you were to win and then fill out the easy entry form below.  The only requirement is to be a subscriber and to tell us what cake you would like (so if you win, you get your favorite!), but we also reward social sharing and have many bonus entry options! Please note that some of these entry options can be done daily, so make sure to stop back and stuff the ballot box!

Giveaway will run from 6/26/2017 – 7/10/2017.  This is open to all legal residents of the Continental United State (sorry, no shipping to Alaska and Hawaii at this time). Void where prohibited.  A huge thank you to Cakest for sponsoring this fun giveaway! Best of luck to all who enter!

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(All firetruck photos are by Cakest and used with permission)

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Categories:  Desserts, Food, Recipes
  1. Yajaira P. says:

    Wow- i really have to look into this. I am always so terrified to try Fondant!

  2. Julie says:

    The rainbow! So sweet 🙂

  3. Alicia Martinez says:

    I would love to win the basketball theme cake.

  4. Lisa says:

    It is a toss up between the mermaid and the basketball cake. Just depends on if I am making it for my son or one of my daughters.

  5. Aryn Beeson says:

    This is soooo rad!!! Ry is always baking and decorating, but hasn’t ventured out beyond fondant flowers. This would be so so cool! The panda one is awesome… and the mermaid one… but the panda is too cute!

  6. Tara says:

    The monster kit would be perfect for my son’s upcoming birthday.

  7. carey says:

    I love the mermaid it’s adorable! 🙂

  8. Mindy DeLisi says:

    Oh my Goodness, I love the Panda one! Panda’s are my favorite!

  9. Kelly mcgrew says:

    I love the Rocket cake kit! My nephew would freak out!

  10. crystal mccord says:

    The rainbow kit.

  11. Cami Valenzuela says:

    I would love to try the soccer theme. My son would love it.

  12. Mandy Tanner says:

    My daughter and I would love the Basketball kit! It’s her favorite sport to play with her father and his birthday is at the end of July. This would be perfect for us to make for him!

  13. Dawn Ballo says:

    I like the Monster kit.

  14. Cassandra S says:

    I love the train kit

  15. Jeffrey says:

    I would choose the Monster Kit, my son would love it!

  16. Marianna says:

    I would like the basketball kit

  17. Chrissy Malave says:

    I would like to try the monster kit.

  18. Ashly H says:

    I love the monster kit

  19. Naomie says:

    My boys would love the soccer ball kit! It seems fun to make.

  20. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I would choose the Train or Fire Truck Cake.

  21. Felina P says:

    I would have to pick the Panda!

  22. Leah Shumack says:

    My daughter would probably go for the rainbow cake first!

  23. amanda whitley says:

    my favorite cake kit is the train one.

  24. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Like the basketball kit

  25. Kasey Bean says:

    I’d love the fire truck kit

  26. James Robert says:

    OH MY GOSH, never knew they had anything like this to do. I always order but this would be fun just to try and do and see if it turns out.

  27. Rust says:

    Absolutely adorable! These kits are a really neat idea!

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