My son Noel wanted an Indiana Jones Party. I made this Indiana Jones Cake and Cupcake Tower for him to fit the theme. It is the first time I am creating a "scene" cake.
I baked 2 round cakes of different sizes and stack them one on top of the other. Then I carved the cakes to create a little hill. Next I covered the cake with frosting. I rolled a long roll of fondant and placed it at the front of the cake to create a path for Indiana Jones to run down. Finally I rolled a round sheet of fondant and covered the entire cake and cake board.
I placed the Indiana Jones boulder topper at the top of the cake and the doll along the path. I placed rock like candies around the cake. Green pieces of fondant were placed around to create grass patches. For the trees, roll a piece of fondant into a cone shape and snip with scissors.
The cupcakes were simply covered with a swirl of frosting and topped with Indiana Jones cupcake rings.
I like to use fondant. They make amateurs seem like professionals. I find butter cream difficult to manage.
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This Indiana Jones cake was made from one box of chocolate cake mix, baked in a 9" circle, 1 mini loaf pan and 1 cupcake, according to package directions.
After cooling, the mini loaf was cut through the center, making the "cave" sides. The cupcake was rounded into a ball for the stone.
1 can of chocolate frosting covered the circle and the cave. Homemade vanilla frosting (tinted grey) was used to frost the "stone ball".
The trees were made from wide pretzel sticks and green tissue paper fastened on with rubber bands at the top. The path (or dirt) is light brown sugar, and the cake is edged with the sprinkles that came with the frosting.
The figurine was found in a local department store.
The candles will be inserted on the top edges of the cave (so as to not start the trees on fire!!)
This cake is to reinvent the scene with the stone rolling through the cave. The kids might notice (as mine did) that Indy should be carrying a gold statue and not a crystal skull, since they're from different movies.
My son wanted to have the full picture and face of Indiana Jones. I searched the web and couldn't come up with anything that I felt would do justice to Indiana Jones. So while on the "official" Indiana Jones site the silhouette image appeared while the web page was loading and "bam" my cake idea was born.
I was able to find a coloring page picture of Indy with his whip, printed it off, sized it to my cake and then colored it in entirely with black and then recopied it so I could transfer it to the cake (I tried the gel method this time and it worked great). I blended the colors of golden yellow, orange and pinkish-red to produce the sunset background.
I did put "Indiana Jones" writing (SF Fedora) on the side of the cake wishing my son a happy 7th birthday. I hope my post will help somebody else when they are trying to make an Indy cake.