I was hired to make this cake by one of my co-workers. It was a birthday cake for her husband, who happens to be a fireman. This cake was a ton of fun to make. I loved making the little ladders out of gum paste. Making the butter cream a nice red color was not as difficult as I expected thanks to Americolor. I discovered their gel paste food coloring last summer, and I am in love! I absolutely loved the way this cake turned out, and so did my coworker and her husband.