My son loves fighter planes. So for his 3rd birthday we decorated with F-22s and F-16s. For his F16 airplane cake, I took his favorite plane and drew it out on some graph paper. This helped me get the dimensions right. I then took those dimensions and optimized it to cut out the correct pieces from a half sheet cake pan.
My mom and I then began to test how we wanted to decorate it. We first started out with grey icing. Not so pretty. We then settled on Red, White and Blue after finding some pictures on line that we liked. We embellished with chocolate candies and a couple paper American flags.
We even made some molded white chocolate stars for the blue night sky and wings. This was served with traditional all American slider burgers and mini hot dogs. We had a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Also – to help make it more simple (decorating took us long enough) we used the best box cake mix we could find and had our local grocer mix up the butter cream icing in the colors we wanted. Worth it!! The icing makes the cake after all.
My son wanted a G.I. Joe party, so I built a replica of the "Night Raven" plane toy he has. I put his toy down on paper and traced around it to make a stencil of the plane and cut it out.
Then I estimated that I would need three 9 x 13 cakes to build it. I cut and stacked the cakes to resemble the shape of the plane. Then put frosting on top.
I then colored the fondant black and rolled pieces to cover the plane. I cut out red fondant shapes to resemble the detail work on the plane.
Finally, I cut out the shape of the wings out of cardboard that I covered with fondant for the wings. This was the only part not edible; but next time I would use something lighter to shape the wings. They ended up being too heavy to stay upright on the cake.
The kids knew what it was and really liked this G.I. Joe Night Raven Plane Cake and it was fun to make!
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This Airplane Birthday Cake was for my husband’s, a pilot, birthday. The base was two 9x13 layers of chocolate cake, filled with vanilla butter cream and maraschino cherries. The entire cake was covered in homemade blue marshmallow fondant, with clouds cut out of white fondant.
I built a frame for the airplane out of thin wood using a skill saw and a hot glue gun. I molded rice krispy buttercream, and covered it with strips of fondant. I used the blunt end of a skewer to push the fondant strips into place, and this made it look like rivets along the seams. Then I used food coloring and glitter dust to paint the stripes and window. I attached this to a plastic dowel and anchored it in the base cake with a screw from the bottom.
The propellers were cut out of silver paperboard, attached with toothpicks (so they would spin!) and covered with fondant nose cones painted silver with glitter dust.
I baked this Homemade Airplane Birthday Cake for my husband's 26th birthday. I followed his wish and sculpted a vanilla cake with vanilla cream and vanilla fondant in the shape of a F22 Raptor. I baked two pieces of cake dough in a large pan (aprox. 30/30 cm). Then I cut them in a shape printed out on a simple piece of paper. I also cut small pieces for the details (as seen in the picture).
I covered it in marshmallow fondant colored with blue and black. I also added some sugar-paste crayon doodles to make it more fun! The flavors were vanilla and pineapple: I used vanilla cream and pineapple juice.
I hope you like it and don't hesitate to ask questions if you want to do one yourself!