How I Decorated the Fire Trucks

fire trucks with laddersThese may be the second most detailed cookies I've made (second to Rapunzel). I'm mostly happy with them. I think my biggest problem was in not flooding full enough so they caved in a little as they dried. Oh, and that dent from my finger (oops!) on the cab of the bottom truck. Oh, AND how I forgot that I had made regular truck cookies and had it all in my head that I'd baked fire trucks. So yeah, you can totally make a fire truck from your REGULAR truck cutter as well. ;-)

All my icing is flood consistency, 18-20 second icing. I didn't pipe around the borders, but you could. Here's how I did it.

Make white windows on the cab of the truck.
Make white windows on the cab of the truck.
Make black tires.
Make black tires.
Fill the tires with white. (Since it's wet-on-wet you can fill enough to connect to the black.)
Fill the tires with white. (Since it's wet-on-wet you can fill enough to connect to the black.)
Make grey along the bottom edge... I wasn't thrilled with how this came out, I came a little too close to the wheels in some cases -- I think I'd pipe a border for this part before flooding next time.)
Make grey along the bottom edge... I wasn't thrilled with how this came out, I came a little too close to the wheels in some cases -- I think I'd pipe a border for this part before flooding next time.)
Floor red for the body of the truck, getting nice and close to fill in up against the windows (that have hardened up a bit by now).
Flood red for the body of the truck, getting nice and close to fill in up against the windows (that have hardened up a bit by now).
Make ladders on parchment paper or wax paper and allow them to dry overnight.
Make ladders on parchment paper or wax paper and allow them to dry overnight.
Peel a ladder carefully off of the wax/parchment paper.
Peel a ladder carefully off of the wax/parchment paper.
Attach ladders to trucks with a few tiny dots of icing.
Attach ladders to trucks with a few tiny dots of icing.

Note, I highly suggest that you don't transport these with the ladders attached. I broke a ladder putting them in the box.

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