My name is Heather Bartlett. I am married to a wonderful man and have two beautiful boys. I started making cakes just for fun about three years ago. It's something I have always wanted to try and I finally got the opportunity when our boys turned three and one. It turns out I really enjoy it. It's something I can do and stay at home with the boys. I use homemade marshmallow fondant rather than the commercial version because it tastes better. All of my cakes and frostings are made from scratch. I give my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, all the glory for the gifts He has given me.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fire Helmet and Hose


(14" base) Serves 100. $500. This cake was a big undertaking for me. Major Randy Brown of the Cordele Fire Dept. is retiring, and I had the honor of making the cake for his party. First, let me give credit to Mike Findley. He's a fellow firefighter of Trevor's, and came up with the idea to make the base look like a rolled up hose. Also, the know-how for the structural design of the helmet came from a blog I found while researching and planning. DDPie's Slice at www.ddpiesslice.blogspot.com/2009/02/fire-chiefs-helmet-cake.html is worth a look. She is amazing. The base is a two-layer almond pound cake. The helmet was baked in a pyrex mixing bowl and two 10" pans. The badge, eagle and all other decorations are made of MMF.The whole cake measured about a foot high and was really heavy. Congratulations, Major Brown! We'll miss you.




5 comments:

thetreehousebakery on May 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM said...

LOve! I am working on a cake for my husbands chief and I found the blog you are talking about. Did you cake the brim the same way? I also love how you put it on a fire hose!! So cute. My email is thetreehousebakery@gmail.com I would love some suggestions.

Sarah

thetreehousebakery on May 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM said...

I meant make the brim the same way...

Laura Craig on August 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM said...

Can you tell me how to make the eagle? Have to make one for helmet cake. Could not get it lined up or stay on. Please email me back lagcraig@gmail.com

Kat on June 8, 2015 at 9:53 PM said...

Hi, your cake is amazing. Would you be able to provide some insight on how you got the pattern on the brim? The blog you mentioned seems to no longer be available.

Janet Lennon on March 7, 2017 at 12:08 PM said...

Love your cake! Could you please post some tips on how you did the firehose cake? The blog you mention isn't open to the public. Thanks for posting any tips or tricks!!

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