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Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake with Forest Trees and Flames

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Here’s the DIY Planes Fire & Rescue birthday cake that I made for my son Liam! ? Cute little forest on top, chocolate bark on the sides, and flames for my 4-year-old fireman!

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

This handmade fiery Piston Peak National Forest birthday cake was the centerpiece in Liam’s Planes Fire & Rescue birthday party theme. We decorated the house with national park signs, large cardboard trees, camping-checked tablecloths, wooden plates, oodles of flames, and Piston Peak Rescue Team badge garland.

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But back to the Planes Fire & Rescue birthday cake… The pretzel stick trees! How cute are these trees?!? This white and green Christmas forest tree cake inspired me to make a version with a flaming Piston Peak National Park.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

This Planes Fire & Rescue cake is a really easy birthday cake for beginners to make. Truly! Making the trees and flames is quick and easy …kind of like playing with Play-Doh.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

I made three shades of green for the forest trees and all kinds of shapes and sizes. This step was super fun and my 6-year-old daughter had a lot of fun helping make trees and flames.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

I love that the cake itself looks like a tree stump. This effect is super easy too: all you have to do is melt some chocolate, spread it thin, and break it apart, and put it on the cake …the Christmas tree cake chocolate bark tutorial is super easy to follow and creates a neat edible bark effect.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Keep reading to see how to make a DIY flaming Piston Peak National Forest birthday cake for a Planes Fire & Rescue birthday party!

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.


Supplies for making an Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake with Forest Trees and Flames:

Best tasting fondant Gel food coloring set

How to make an Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake with Forest Trees and Flames:

First, make two 8″ cakes using the vanilla cake recipe from Cakegirls; this birthday cake recipe tastes the best. Make it a few days in advance and freeze it per their instructions.

Let’s make some trees! Gather fondant, green food coloring, pretzel sticks and toothpicks.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Put a little green food coloring into the white fondant and pull it like taffy to mix in the color.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Once the fondant is fully green, take a little bit and roll into a ball. Tip: Roll it until there are no seams or lines in it to make smoother trees.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Roll the ball into a cone shape and put a pretzel stick in the middle. Set it on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or freezer paper.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

If the fondant starts to get a little sticky, add a bit of confectioner’s sugar to it.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Make as many green trees as you’d like. Then take a bit of green fondant and add some yellow food coloring to make some yellow green trees.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Look at that cute little forest!

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Now for the fire! Use red and orange fondant or color white fondant with food coloring. Shape the flames by hand and put a toothpick in the bottom. Leave the forest trees and flames out overnight to harden.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Now for the tree bark around the cake. Melt some dark chocolate candy melts following package directions. Follow the directions here to spread it thinly on wax paper, roll it up, and pop it in the fridge to harden. Then break it up.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Meanwhile, make the buttercream icing. I used the Cakegirls buttercream icing recipe — it tastes like a bakery. I added a few tablespoons of cocoa to make it tan. Spread the icing on the top of the first layer.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Then add mini chocolate chips.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Add the top cake layer and ice the top and sides. Good news for beginners like me: the icing job on the sides can be messy because the bark will cover it anyway. Well, maybe not quite this messy …I cleaned it up and smoothed it out before moving to the next step.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Take the hardened chocolate bark out of the refrigerator and break it into pieces. Add the pieces to the icing sides.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Keep going until the sides are covered. This is where I stopped and refrigerated the cake until the next morning to finish it up because I wasn’t sure if the pretzels would get too soggy siting in the icing overnight (?) Not one to take chances with sweets I decided to add the forest trees and flames the morning of the party.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Here’s how you put in the trees without breaking the pretzel sticks: Use a lollipop stick to make a starter hole, then remove and replace with a tree.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Then add the flames on toothpicks.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

I left some room in front for the candles.

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

And now the forest fire cake is ready for a Dusty-style Fire & Rescue!

Easy DIY Planes Fire & Rescue Birthday Cake for your little fireman. This cute forest trees and flames cake is simple for beginners. Firemen Dusty, Blaze, Dipper and Windlifter are on their way to put out the forest fire in Piston Peak National Park! A trees birthday cake would be cute for a camping birthday party too.

Happy birthday, my 4-year-old fireman!

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Amy

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

KATHY! You have outdone yourself this time - that cake is DARLING. I love it!

Kathy Beymer

Monday 30th of November -0001

Thanks so much, Amy! :D Making it was fun ...like playing with Play-Doh.

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