I had a great time making this airplane birthday cake. At first I didn’t know how it would go. I started with 4 big rectangle shaped cakes. I made mud cakes. Placed them on top of each other with icing, but every time I went to put each cake on, they broke so I just put more icing on, lol. I then put it in the fridge to set a bit before carving. As it was in the fridge my 2 year old loved opening it and stealing the icing.
I got it out and thought how the hell am I going to make a plane out of this, where do I start? I started taking bit by bit off and it slowly started looking like a plane, but it had no nose so I had left over cake, cut a ring and iced it on. It had gaps so the bits I cut up I pushed together. When I finally got the shape I iced it and put it in the fridge.
I then got it out and the fun began. I had to fondant this big cake, aaaahhhh. I rolled out the white fondant and, OMG, it worked. I then cut wings and the tail out of a nappie box, iced it then put fondant on them, but silly me didn’t put the sticks in so it could be joined to the cake (I tried to put them in but destroyed them, I had to start again so I put the sticks in first). Then yes, it worked. I was getting so excited it was all coming together.
I had icing sugar fondant everywhere. My beautiful 2 year old trying to steal the icing and cut the fondant. I had it stuck to my feet and all over my clothes, but I’m almost finished. I made the nose from fondant and OMG the eyes, I didn’t have cutters so I tried to shape them with my hands. They looked terrible. I went through all my things and finally found some cutters and they looked great.
When I was making the cake my son was so excited, he loves planes and cake, lol. He was yelling plane all the time. When I finally finished, he was just so excited he tried to eat it right a way. Everyone was so happy with it. I now have to make all the kids cakes.