China Furniture Corners Guards ExporterChina Rubber Strip Seals PricelistElectrical Trunking China SupplierExtrusion Plastic Molding Hydroponic Channel China FactoriesPVC/PE Corner Protectors For Walls ManufacturerWholesale Rubber Strip For Door Seal Factories
Betty Crocker and Howdini.com help you create four-alarm excitement with a fire engine cake.
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil’s food or yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Platter, tray or cardboard (14×10 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
Frosting and Decorations
2 containers (1 lb each) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Black food color
Betty Crocker® red gel food color
10 red chewy fruit-flavored gumdrops (not sugar coated)
6 yellow chewy fruit-flavored gumdrops (not sugar coated)
4 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
2 pieces black licorice coil
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of three 8×4-inch loaf pans.
Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among pans. Bake 27 to 34 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; place rounded sides up on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Spoon 1/2 cup of the frosting into small bowl; stir in enough black food color to make gray. Place 1/2 cup of the remaining white vanilla frosting in small resealable plastic freezer bag; cut small tip off 1 corner of bag. Spoon remaining white vanilla frosting into large bowl; stir in enough red food color until desired red color.
Trim rounded tops from each cake to make flat surface. Cut cakes and arrange pieces on platter as shown in diagram, attaching pieces with thin layer of red frosting, to form fire engine. Spread thin layer of red frosting over entire cake to seal in crumbs. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes.
Frost area between cab and back of engine with gray frosting. Place remaining gray frosting in small resealable plastic freezer bag; cut small tip off 1 corner of bag. Frost remaining fire engine with red frosting. Pipe on windshield, windows and ladder with white frosting. Trim and discard thin slice (about 1/8 inch) off bottoms of 4 red and 4 yellow gumdrops; attach trimmed gumdrops for headlights and taillights with white frosting. Attach remaining gumdrops on top of engine for lights. For wheels, pipe 1/2-inch circle of gray frosting on center of each cookie for hubcap; attach wheels to cake. Attach licorice coils on sides of cake for hoses.
Pipe gray frosting around wheels and bottom edge of engine. For bumpers, pipe 1 or 2 lines of gray frosting on front and back of engine. Store loosely covered.
Aquaponic systems are a very efficient way of using the solar energy, the decomposition of feeding matter from fish farming, the natural process in which the plants transform nutrients into clean and reusable water and the technology of hydroponic systems.
Regular farming is nearly impossible in condense cities where small backyards, roof tops and balconies are the only place to grow food. You can transform growing your vegetables and fish from a hobby into a self-sufficient cycle that will give you vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and many essential nutrients that the body needs. Modern living comes with a lot of technologies that are changing our life and we have to get the best of it and preserve or enrich our lives and the prolongation of our existence. So take the aquaculture or fish farming principles, the hydroponic technologies, modern living and its small spaces and some style and put them to work for you, the next time you see growing beds, fish tanks, vegetables and the sun you will be thinking about aquaponic systems. Thank you for watching my video and please subscribe.