This Earth Day cake may not be geographically correct but it was fun, yummy and educational. The mold used was a sports ball mold you can purchased at any craft store. I used 1 1/2 cans of store bought vanilla frosting, 3/4 for the outside dyed blue, 1/4 dyed green for the continents and half for the middle layer which is dyed red for the magma.
The cake mix I used was funfetti, reduce the oil to 1 tablespoon to make a firmer cake( you can throw in mini-chips or leftover sprinkles for the same effect) the sprinkles are supposed to represent rocks and minerals in the earth, the red frosting is to represent the magma.
You begin by frosting the middle layer with the red and put the two halves together. (TIP: After frosting each step, put it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set up or the cake will slide apart and the outside frosting will blend together.)
After the cake is set , frost the outside layer in blue and swirl to give an ocean effect, set again then proceed wit the green continents. The final step is using large marshmallows you pull apart and stretch for the clouds.
My kids loved it and they are excited to see when you cut into it, it is not plain cake, it is decorated and they learn about the inside of the earth. This was a fun celebration of earth.
I made this Homemade Moon Birthday Cake Design for my wonderful stepson's birthday party. He is totally into outer space. I never made a cake that turned out but this time I did my homework and was patient.
I used three boxes of cake mix. I picked chocolate. I bought Wilton's sports ball pan and a square pan. I baked two layers for the space and one for the moon. I leveled the layers. I made buttercream icing using a family recipe. I mixed blue and black into the icing to make the sky and just a few dots of black into some white butter cream to make the moon. Don't use a lot of black or it will be to dark for the moon.
I stacked the layers and applied the icing. I applied icing to the moon before I put it on the top of cake. I also took a skewer and drew circles onto the moon. Using a spoon I dug out the cake creating a craters I filled the inside of the crater with some of the icing I made for the sky. I ordered the cake toppers online. I added some silver sprinkles for a star effect and cut out and baked some star shape sugar cookies to apply on and around the cake.
My stepson saw it when it was done and yelled AWESOME! so I am happy with the results.
My son, Max, was turning six and wanted an "imagination" party. He wanted the cake to reflect all the things he was passionate about, so he asked for the Earth, all the planets, dinosaurs, a volcano, and Superman!
So, here it is! The Earth cake is made from a half round cake and covered in homemade rolled fondant. More fondant was used for the continents and then hand painted to look like the Earth as viewed from space.
The planets were foam covered in fondant and hand painted. A small plastic Superman was "flying" around Jupiter. The volcano is made from chocolate cake sculpted in a cone shape. It's frosted with chocolate icing that I melted and combined with chocolate cookie crumbs and then poured over the cake. The exploding "lava" is red hard candy melted and molded into explosions and stuck all over the side of the cake and coming out the top.
The sides of the cake were rolled fondant cut into long waves and hand painted. I made a comet out of cardboard and wrote Happy Birthday Max" on it, as the icing on the top of the cake would not allow written icing to be seen well.