When I asked my son Baxter what type of cake he wanted for his 6th Birthday, I was not surprised when he answered an Indiana Jones Birthday Cake. I searched the net and saw lots of ideas, but decided to keep it simple and utilize the many pieces of Indiana Jones Lego we had around the house.
The cake was simple, just made a rectangular chocolate cake. Used Icing sugar, melted butter and milk for the icing and mixed half with cocoa and the other half with orange food coloring.
We wanted a desert scene, so used a Jam roll as a volcano (just cut the roll in a triangular shape), iced with the yellow icing and topped with jam which ran down the sides to look like lava. Once positioned on the cake, I added Space Rocks (candy shaped likes rocks and coloured yellow, orange and red).
I used the Indiana Jones Logo (printed from the net) and glued to cardboard and sticky taped to Kebab Sticks.
Harry and Baxter then helped me position all the Lego. I positioned Indiana Jones on the top of the volcano and his friends on the desert side. All the 'baddies' on the dirt side, positioned with guns blazing!!
I used blue sprinkles for water out of the volcano, yellow ones for sand and chocolate sprinkles for the dirt. The candles led the path from the volcano.
So simple but looked great, the smiles from my children and the other dozen at the party said it all!
My boy had been watching the Indian Jones movies and was really into them. So when it started getting close the his birthday and I needed to know what kind of cake, he said an Indiana Jones Rides Again Cake. I love thinking of something special they will love and I can show my Grandma that used to make birthday and wedding cakes for people in the community. I'm the only one in the family that made cakes like my grandma. So I started the tradition of making cakes for my kids. And I love doing it.
So I started looking for things to use. I found the huts, canon, and trees and action figures. Indiana always shows a map of where he's going in the movies. So I had to put a map in somehow. I had no idea really of how I was going to put this together but I work better under pressure. I had some fondant and used it for map and I tinted it to make it look old.
This is one of my favorite cakes! And he thought it was so awesome. The only thing I didn't like about the cake was the fondant. It was the first time I ever worked with it. It did fine and tinted fine. But when cutting the cake it pulled all the icing off and I didn't think it tasted to good.
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