Here are 3 different rocket cakes for your astronauts and how the decorators made them.
We started with a quarter slab of mud cake. Start by turning the cake so the long sides are vertical not horizontal. Then we cut from the top of the cake down about a quarter of the way down (the cut off pieces will form the jet part of the rocket).
We assembled the cake using icing to stick the pieces together. You may need to put some toothpicks through the sides for support of the jets - just remember to take them out.
We used a buttercream icing for the cake and just used food colouring for the different colours.
We iced the cake, as in the picture, and smoothed it out by placing a piece of kitchen paper over the icing once it was crusted over.
We then placed jelly beans to break up the different color segments, placed a picture on the cake (laminated) of the birthday boy and a lolly snake border around that and then some sugared lolly bananas on the jets. We then put some sparklers coming out the bottom.
|Cake decorated by Emily and Malarni from Queensland, Australia|
Pink Rocket Cake
|I made this Rocket Ship cake for niece’s 1st birthday. This chocolate cake is made from a 9 in round and a glass baking bowl. The cake is put together with butter cream frosting and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant. The engines are swiss cake rolls covered in marshmallow fondant. The headlights are butterscotch candies and the antenna is a licorice. It took me about 1 1/2 hours to make; not including baking time. My niece loved it!|
|Cake decorated by Tish Reed from Brighton, CO|
Little Einsteins' Red Rocket Cake
|I used a 1.5 quart baking dish for the top dome and an 8" round for the base. The engines are made of twinkies.|
|Cake decorated by Mommy to 3 Girls, Vancouver, Washington|
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