This is buttery yellow cake and vanilla butter cream. The fireman/emt figure is marzipan and the ambulance is cereal treat and gumpaste.
Here's a little close up...
Marzipan is fun to work with, although significantly stickier than gum paste. I'll definitely be using that medium again.
Hope you enjoyed this fun cake - and congratulations to C.J., who has graduated from nursing school and is now the very best fireman/emt/nurse you could ever hope to have rescue you from anything that might be on fire or bleeding:).