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« on: March 31, 2008 02:21:16 PM »

So my friend is a paramedic and couldn't find a job in our city so she moved up to the arctic to little town called Fort Albany.  You can only drive their in the winter when the rivers and lakes are frozen into the ice road.  Anyway, she came home for her birthday so I made her an ambulance cake.  She loved it, and so did everyone else!  Here it is.

I started by making two loaf cakes and sticking them together with really thick chocolate buttercream icing.  Then I carved out the basic shape I wanted.

Next I covered the whole thing with chocolate buttercream.  I find it easiest to do this with a piping bag with no tip on it so that I don't have to push the icing onto the cake and risk tearing it apart.  I just pipe it on thick and then smooth it all out.

Set the cake aside because now you get to make the best icing ever.  Marshmallow fondant.  I use this recipe so I won't go over the whole process.  But here are some pics.


Next I rolled it out and layed it over the cake smoothing it out.  I trimmed the bottom with a pizza cutter to make it even.
I rolled it onto wax paper to make it easier to transfer but the paper was creased and so there is a line on the icing but it's not a huge deal.  Once it was iced you couldn't really notice it.

I used colouring pastes and a paintbrush to do the design on the cake.  It was based on the actual ambulance she drives.  The writting on the back is in Cree (the native language where she lives).  It says "James Bay Hospital" but I was using a blurry picture so it may not be exact.  The wheels are oreo cookies that I cut in half leaving the icing on one side and pressed in dragees to make the hub caps.

We forgot to buy candles so we put a tea light on it and instead of singing
"Happy Birthday" we made siren sounds.

I hope you liked it.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008 02:37:54 PM »

I wish I was a paramedic...
*Drools some more*
That's one of the prettiest cakes I've ever seen. Looove the wheel idea.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008 02:49:46 PM »

this ROCKS!! thanks for the instructions!

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008 03:59:20 PM »

That's awesome!!! You did a fantastic job, and I love the dragee hubcaps!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 05:55:43 PM »

This is so fantastic!! I have GOT to try that fondant!

« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008 08:52:58 PM »

that is too cute! i am kind of hungry now. it looks very neat and tidy too, by the way.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008 11:01:21 PM »

Gosh, you did a great job and what a thoughtful gift for a friend.  Love your eye for detail.  Thank you for the WIP pictures too.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008 09:18:48 AM »

I just love your cake. I have never made a ambulance cake .. yet Smiley. Great job.
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