The grandson is CRAZY about Indiana Jones and Lego Indiana Jones. We (grandma, mom, and dad) baked two 12" cakes, 2 9" cakes, and cupcakes for our Indiana Jones Cake. We layered the cakes and topped it with 8 cupcakes leaving room for the water to flow.
We then made homemade chocolate buttercream icing and iced the whole thing. We had a leaning problem so we used shishkabob sticks down through the center of the cakes and then wound up using shims covered in foil in the back to lift it forward. We did not carve the cakes flat, I think that was the problem. But all was well after the shims.
We used a regular decorator icing kit with the wavy tip and made the water, which was buttercream icing tinted blue. We tinted some icing brown and made the river edge. Tinted icing and made the grass. The rocks you see around the cake and water were purchased at major grocery/department store chain. We had originally bought M&M's in different colors, but found these and we were shocked as they called them chocolate rock candy. They worked out great.
Then we set Lego people and items all over the cake. We had bought him several Lego sets and we pulled our decorations from them. We wrapped the empty boxes for his presents. What a surprise when he opened them. Pictures were priceless. We later gave him all the Legos in a drawer/cart set I bought him made just for Legos. What a great party. Everyone loved the cake. It took 4 hours to decorate and that did not include baking the cakes.
Coolest Indiana Jones Crossing River of Lava Cake 19
by Marieta F.
(Tarpon Springs FL USA)
Homemade Indiana Jones Crossing River of Lava Cake
I baked a huge sheet cake, a big round one and a small round one for this Indiana Jones Crossing River of Lava Cake. I stacked it and used dowels to stabilize it. Then I took a knife to it and cut a zig zag pattern to separate it to give the idea that the ground split open.
I used loads of butter cream icing, food coloring and the no 3 tip. The kids loved it. Indi and Marion Lego forms completed the theme. The trees were made with wafers, toothpicks and 'fruit by the foot.'
I made this Indiana Jones Pyramid Cake for my son's 7th birthday party. We had an archaeological treasure hunt in the park!
To make the cake I baked two square cakes and stacked them on top of one another. I then carved the cakes to form the pyramid (using the discarded pieces for the peak). A small cut out was made to store the treasure (gold coins).
I covered the cake in butter icing tinted a sandy brown colour (mixing red, blue and yellow food colouring together) and sprinkled with some small yellow (sand looking) sprinkles. To finish the cake I placed some Egyptian amulets on and around the cake.
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This Indiana Jones birthday cake was my son's 5th birthday cake. He wanted two Indiana Jones cakes, one with a bad guy and one with a good guy. I was like, Oh My Goodness, how am I going to pull that off!
After some brain storming, this was the final product. Both cakes are regular cakes covered in butter cream icing. The mountain on the big cake was made by using a Barbie doll cake pan and then forming the ridges with butter cream.
Everything is edible except the Indiana Jones figurines.
I created Indy with fondant and rice krispies. This Indiana Jones Birthday Cake was my first time using fondant (and second cake ever, which I am sure you can tell!). It took me 90 minutes to get the white fondant brown.
The bridge is cake, with pretzel posts, Twizzler ropes and graham cracker steps.