My nephew wanted a Cobra Birthday cake this year. He is 7. I barely knew the difference between a prop plane and a jet when I was 7! Well, I didn't feel capable of crafting a "helicopter" into a cake so I decided on an LZ . A Heliport landing zone complete with Control tower and American flag.
I used 2 cake mixes for each layer. I used the leftover from the second one and made two small loaf pan cakes, which I used for the control tower. I faked little people (artistic license) into the windows of the control tower, facing the heliport.
I used Wilton's buttercream icing recipe with a little added cornstarch since the humidity is so high right now. After discussing it, we decided to purchase a remote control helicopter for the "copter" and wrapped the controller,charged and ready to go as the gift.
My husband is in the army and flies in a Chinook helicopter. My son has been obsessed with them since he was old enough to understand that's dads job. I decided to do an army cake but I didn't wanna do just a plain ol' cake like everyone else gets. I made him a Chinook Helicopter Birthday Cake.
I took 2 bread pans and used them to make the body of the chinook. I carved pieced out and made the windshield and added on pieces to make the fuel tanks on the sides. I then cut a piece of cardboard to make the base to set the cake on and made the ramp of the heli. I used cookie cutters to prop it up and then added the wheels, and all the decorations.
He loved it!
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