My son wanted a Little Einstein theme for his 2nd birthday so I thought it would be cute to make a Little Einstein Rocket cake.

Rocket’s “body” was made in three sections. The bottom section (gray part) of the cake is made with Styrofoam then covered with marshmallow fondant. I would have used cake but I’m not an experienced cake decorator and was afraid of the weight of the cake on top. The top two sections are separate cake pieces which I carved out of homemade sheet cake. They are individually covered in red marshmallow fondant.

The power boosters (or whatever they are called) is actually hot dog buns covered in red fondant. The details (windshield, etc) were done in fondant of the appropriate colors. My husband made the wheel base out of painted wooden wheels and attached it through the Styrofoam. I wasn’t worried about the paint since it touched only the non-edible parts of Rocket. I covered a piece of cardboard in green marshmallow fondant for grass and then used his Little Einstein characters from his Pat-Pat Rocket Toy.

This was only my first “carved” cake and only about my 5th overall. It was labor of love, one my son will remember through pictures only. It took HOURS to complete. Would I do again? Definitely, but only for one of my children or grandchildren (someday, not there yet!)