I made this fire truck cake this weekend for the first birthday of a little boy whose father is a fireman in our area. It was fairly easy to make, but I had quite a time getting the fondant even close to the right shade of red!
Also, the fondant had tiny little splits that didn't go all the way through. They initally appeared on the cab, so I rolled it thicker for the back of the truck, thinking I had just rolled it too thin. But it happened there as well. I mentioned it to my friend who also decorates cakes, but doesn't do much with fondant, and she thought she remembered the teacher in our cake decorating classes telling us to use gum paste in our fondant. Anyone know anything about that?
Anyway, I hope Carter had a Happy First Birthday!!