Coolest Rocket Cake

This Rocket Cake was a practice run for my son’s 4th birthday. It wasn’t as difficult as I had thought it would be.

I started with a chocolate sponge cake which I split in half and covered with syrup and then chocolate ganache. The rocket was much the same though it ended up a little taller than it was meant to. Once the cake had been ganached I left overnight in the fridge to set.

The following day I applied the ready rolled icing, a lot easier than I anticipated. To secure the Rocket on the top of the cake I used a little melted ganache. Once the cake was complete I cut out stars, made a few planets and stuck on with a little water.

The board is a thin piece of MDF covered with black ready rolled icing. I used the little gold balls and gold edible dust to decorate.

I had a lot of fun and I must admit I’m pretty proud of my effort. Hope you like it.

4 thoughts on “Coolest Rocket Cake”

  1. WHAT A FABULOUS FIRST TRY, IT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM A CAKE SHOP!!!

    WHAT A LUCKY LITTLE BOY TO HAVE SUCH A CAKE, WELL DONE!!

  2. My son has asked for an “alien driving a spaceship” cake for his birthday. Yours is the best rocket ship I have seen online (and I’ve looked at a lot!).

    I wondered if you could tell me the size of tins you used to make the main cake and also the rocket. How did you make the rocket, does it have two layers too, and did you carve the curved shape?

    Any other tips would be really, really great! Never attempted a cake like this before and I want to make my son happy :-)

  3. I would love to try to make this for my Grandson. Do you have directions you would be willing to share for a novice decorator?

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