Here it is — my son’s fourth birthday cake. He showed a lot of interest in the Space Shuttle this past year so I started to research trying to create that. I thought twice. That’s just beyond my experience level at this time. So, I started to do more research and found some rocket ship cakes made from a Wilton football mold. Bingo!
I made the cake, iced it with homemade butter cream icing and covered it in store-bought fondant. Next, I cut out the blue shapes from the extra white fondant. I painted them wiht blue luster dust by using lemon extract and a baker’s paint brush.
The stars were cut out from colored fondant (use the gel coloring) and set on top of the icing with water underneath to make them stick.
Next came the flames. I cut strips from the orange fondant and carved into them with a steak knife. Then I placed them on top of one another and shaped them.
I had some fun and used the orange to marbleize the fondant. Then, I decided it looked like a planet and put it on the board with some extra stars.
The top wing was made from cutting the shape from fondant (freehand cut it). I made this piece about 1/2 inch thick and put three toothpicks in the bottom and then laid it out overnight to dry. It hardened enough so that I could put it in the cake and it stood straight up.
Look at the rocket ship cake that I got my inspiration from that I initially used to develop my cake. I think the inspiration cake is great. While mine isn’t quite as good, I think it’s a good shot given I have limited fondant experience. I think it’s ironic that the inspiration cake is for a 40 year old, while my cake is for a 4 year old, but aren’t we all kids at heart?
- Simple use of fondant
- The original duck cake for my son’s first birthday. The first birthday cake I made.
- My Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake (with photos)
- My car cake (with photos)
- Butterfly cake (with photos) — my favorite cake so far.
- Elmo cake (with photos) SUPER cute. My NEW favorite cake!
- All my cake links.