Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Firefighter Celebration!

My husband has been in fire school for the past 9 months or so, and he has finally graduated!!! :-D Yay!!!

I wanted to make him a "Congratulations" cake, so the cogs in my head started to turn. I googled "fire cake" and found some cute stuff, but I wasn't sure how adventurous I was feeling. I was staring at my daughter's play fire hat, and then it hit me... JELLO MOLD!

This was VERY easy to make. This would also make a perfect "cake" for a firefighter birthday party!

How to Make Your Own Firefighter Hat Jello Cake:
  1. Trace around the brim of your play fire hat on some cardboard before starting. This will be the brim of your hat. Either paint desired color, or cover in colored paper. Then, cover this in saran wrap and set it to the side.
  2. Rub the inside of the hat with vegetable oil, and balance in a bowl to hold it upside down. I used paper towels to hold it steady.
  3. Mix either yellow or red jello, and be sure to use a "jiggler" recipe so the jello is firm enough to hold it's shape.
  4. Pour the jello into the hat and refrigerate until firm.
  5. When the jello has firmed, run a butter knife around the edge to help loosen and turn the jello mold onto your piece of prepared cardboard.
  6. Decorate with fruit roll up "reflector strips" and/or paint directly on the jello with a soft paint brush and red food coloring.

I think it would have been even cuter in red, but my husband was moving up from his red hat to his yellow hat, so it seemed fitting to make the hat yellow ;-)

Congratulations to The Masked Husband for earning his yellow fire hat! The Masked Family is very proud of you!


Ticia said...

Congrats to the Masked Daddy!

shortmama said...

That was so creative!

Bona Fide Mama said...

what a fun fun idea! congrats masked daddy!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Man your good. congrats to your husband. Love the mask...lol.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this. It's really cute. Our little guy loves fire trucks (like most kids), and I'm always on the lookout for fun alternatives to birthday cake, since he is allergic to wheat, egg, and milk, among other things.

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

So stinkin' clever!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

THAT. is awesome! You rock.