My son is really into The Little Einsteins, so for his birthday my wife decided to have that as the theme. She bought all the party favors then looked for a cake pan. Well, she didn’t find one. So I studied the picture of Rocket and came up with an idea. We had two oval roasting pans, a big one and a small one. I used two cake mixes in each. This made the big one short, and the small one tall. I then leveled the big cake. I placed the small one on top, with about 1 inch hanging off the back. I trimmed the back to match the bottom cake and carved the top to be more curved.

Little Einsteins Rocket Cake

Using butter cream icing, I iced it with #32 tip. Piped with #2 tip and used a balloon candle for the top. For the rockets I used small metal condiment cups I found at the store. The cake was too “fluffy” and light to stay on so I used muffin mix, it’s more dense and held up great. I baked 4 of these and used toothpicks to hold them together.

Then I used 4 (2 for each rocket) 1/4″ diameter dowels cut about 3 inches long to connect them to the side of the cake. A friend of my sons (she’s four years old) saw it and knew exactly who it was. Everybody loved it, hope you do too.

Little Einsteins Rocket Cake