I made this rocket cake for my son’s 4th birthday as he was mad on rockets! For a black space background I just used a black baking tray with little glittery star stickers and a moon stuck on it.
For the body of the rocket I used a ready made sponge roll but I also baked a small deep butter cake and cut it to shape the nose cone of the rocket and to prop up the side fins at the bottom.
I iced the rocket with butter icing and blue tinted icing on the nose cone. I bought tubes of red and blue icing for the finer details. I cut out a picture of my son for the window, it adds a nice personalized touch!
It took forever but I used silver balls for the rivets, very tricky placing those tiny things precisely with big my chunky fingers! They pinged off in all directions. I used a wide strappy type of sweet, not sure of the name of it, and cut it to form the fins and rolled it to make the exhaust pipes. Very thin strips of the same stuff were used to define the panels and I also used two ‘C’ shapes of it to circle the window.
I inserted sparklers into the pipes and lit them just as the cake was carried out to the kids – it looked absolutely brilliant!