Coolest Little Einsteins Rocket Ship Cake

I took a lot of the great ideas of a Little Einsteins Rocket Ship Cake from this website and combined them together. I used a sheet cake pan for the cake base (2 boxed cake mixes). I used an oval Pyrex dish for the base of the rocket ship (1 boxed cake mix). I used a round Pyrex bowl for the top of the rocket ship (1 boxed cake mix).

I made my own icing and, for the rocket ship, had to use 3 No-Taste Red gel bottles to get a deep enough “red” color. The icing still tasted great. I used Twinkies for the engines and cut graham crackers at an angle for the fins. I used pull-and-peel licorice to outline the rocket ship. I used hard butterscotch candies for the headlights. I used a lollipop at the top of the ship and colored the stick with red food coloring.

For the faces, I found a picture on the internet, sized it and printed it out. Then I cut out each face individually, spread a little honey on the back and adhered it to the cake. Because it was made of paper, the colors did start to run a little, but it still looked really cute.

I made the cakes a day ahead, wrapped them up and stored them in the fridge. I made both chocolate and yellow cakes to give a variety. I added a small box of pudding mix to the batter to make it more moist. Once the cake was decorated, I stored it in the fridge for a few hours before traveling with it. I used a large Tupperware storage container turned upside down to travel it in. It worked great.

The cake was a huge hit and I was very proud of it!

1 thought on “Coolest Little Einsteins Rocket Ship Cake”

  1. You did a great job on this cake.:) I love it so much I am going to use the idea for my Grandson’s 3rd Birthday also. I like the fact that you used your own bakeware and you were very creative with it. Twinkies work really well don’t they. And also you found the pictures of the little Einsteins characters. next time you could laminate them, that way the colors wouldn’t bleed out on the cake. but they looked really cute. nice job!!
    I am a Veteran cake decorator of about 36 years. I took my first class when I was still in High School. It has proved to be very fun and fulfilling for me over the years. Now am doing cakes for my Grand Children. They are beginning to expect it. :)

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