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Coolest FA 18 Blue Angels Cake 24

by Heather I.
(Atlanta, GA)

Homemade FA 18 Blue Angels Cake

Homemade FA 18 Blue Angels Cake

This FA 18 Blue Angels cake was requested by my son for his 2nd birthday. It took me a year to get up the nerve to try it and finally made it for his 3rd birthday.  I looked at lots of pictures of F/A-18 Blue Angels and also looked at several different cakes online.  I knew that I had to create it myself since I couldn't find a cake pan for this type of airplane. 

I began by taking a rectangular sheet of paper that were the same dimensions as a half sheet cake (approximately 11 x 15). I started to mess around with how I could best utilize the entire cake.  I came up with a pattern that looks like the attached diagram.  I baked a traditional yellow box cake.  For a half sheet, you will need two boxes. 

Once the cake was baked and cooled, I put the cut-out pieces of paper on top of the cake and cut it with a bread knife.  I placed the pieces together as the diagram shows, and began to ice it.  I used a traditional buttercream frosting. 

For the blue color, I found "neon" food coloring at the grocery store.  The blue was perfect. (I did have to use almost the entire bottle).  I iced the entire body of the cake blue before adding any of the yellow detailing.  I then took 2 sugar cookies and cut them out into the shape of the tail fins.  Do not ice them until the last minute as they will get soggy. 

I then took the clear plastic cockpit off of one of my son's many toy airplanes. I also took one of his toy pilots.  I placed the pilot down into the cake and then put the cockpit cover over him.  I then piped the icing around it.  In the back for the afterburners, I used a little gummy candy that I found called Peach rings, they looked perfect.  I put a candle in the front of each wing and in the front of the plane.  They looked like missiles.

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this is awesome
by: heather

thanks for the ideas. do you happen to have the specs. I love your idea.


Diagram for Cake
by: RM

This cake is fabulous. My son is a huge Blue Angels fan, and would flip over this cake. Would you mind posting your diagram again? It's no longer on the website.

Thanks!

Diagram
by: Jolie

Diagram not here anymore. I would love to use it.
Thanks

template for cake
by: John

Is it possible to get a template for the pieces cut out of the cake?

Fabulous
by: Thembi

Beautiful cake indeed. Wow! you're so creative. i think i would like to make a cake just like this one.

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