I made this Indiana Jones Birthday Cake for my grandson's eighth birthday party. He couldn't believe it neither could anyone else. I started with five layers of cake from large to small pans. I put butter creme inside and outside. I used one big dowel down the middle and a couple more on the sides to hold it in place.
I used the cake topper kit for the cave and big rock which was a little tricky to get it into the cake without a collapse but I covered up the edges with vines and that was good. I used the action figure and I stuck the rings with the skulls in the sides. I made the bushes out of cupcakes which was my grandson's idea and it worked great. I made the palm trees out of a dowel covered with fondant and carved the palms out of fondant.
I covered the card board sheet base with frosting and then sprinkled the pyramid and floor with sanding sugar for the sand effect. I had a pretty fun time making this cake but the palm trees wouldn't stand up and I had to lean them against the front of cake and the ride over in the front seat next to me was a little scary.
I wasn't quite sure what I would do when my nephew asked for an 1ndiana Jones Birthday Cake. I generally use Wilton shaped pans for the kids birthday cakes, but they did not have one for Indiana Jones. After thinking over several possibilities I decided to hand paint the cake. (I used the same picture that was on the Indiana Jones party napkins/plates.)
To do this I reversed the picture of Indiana Jones and then printed it. I covered the picture with wax paper and traced the outline with Wilton's black gel. Then I placed the wax paper down onto the cake and peeled it off (very carefully) to transfer the outline. I used icing to hand paint the remainder of the picture onto the cake. Then applied crushed nuts and rubber snakes and bugs as a finishing touch.
Despite the way it may sound or look, this cake was actually very easy to create and my nephew loved it.
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Homemade indiana Jones Temple of Doom Birthday Cake
I made this Indiana Jones Birthday Cake for my son's third birthday. All his friends loved it and it had to be one of the easiest cakes I have every made. The cake is made from 5 bread loaf size pound cakes. Bottom layer is two pound cakes side-by-side frosted with chocolate frosting and surrounded with mini Twix bars. I sprinkled chocolate sprinkles on top before assembling the Temple.
For the Temple, bottom layer is full pound cake. Middle layer is 2/3 loaf. Top is 1/3 loaf. There is a layer of frosting between each layer. Tunnel was created by placing 1/3 loaf pieces out from the bottom layer. There is a "boulder" rolling out of the tunnel that is a giant gobstopper. Frosted grey with black symbol detail. Finish with green frosting vines and store-bought figurines.
I also added a "fire pit" with red and yellow frosting to display the candles. Also, to display it looks great on a platter surrounded by gold-foil chocolate coins.
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I made this Indiana Jones on the Run Cake for my son's 6th birthday. He was really into Indiana Jones.
I made two 9x13 cakes. One chocolate and one vanilla. Placed them side by side with icing in between long sides touching to make bigger cake. Iced with homemade crisco icing tinted brown except one corner.
Made a pond in that corner iced with blue tinted icing. Made ripples in water. Sprinkled Toffee baking bits to make sand. Made green dots around border with tinted icing. I bought a topper set from local grocery store. Rubber snakes and trees and rocks from a play set.
It was a real big hit. And was my first attempt at making my own cakes.