Little Einsteins Rocket Cake
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.
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.