Friday, December 5, 2008

Little Einsteins Rocket Cake

For my daughter's 2nd birthday, I decided to go with a Little Einsteins theme... and that meant a "Rocket" cake!

I started by baking a 11x15 sheet cake using a yellow cake mix and a football (I used Wilton's football cake pan) shaped cake pan using a chocolate cake mix... then I carved them to the shapes I needed... the football was for the top of Rocket and the sheet cake for the bottom...

I frosted the entire cake with buttercream frosting... I used the Easy Buttercream Frosting recipe from Bakerella's blog... thanks Bakerella it's delicious!

I had to use tons of Red and No Taste Red Icing Colors to get the red (oh, and a little bit of orange...) and I used Royal Blue and Lemon Yellow for the window and accents...

The rocket thrusters are made out of twinkies w/ graham crackers cut to make the fins...

Let see... what else... I covered a 13x19 cake board with two layers of a blue transparent wrapping paper that I bought at a dollar store and I made the antenna on top from a cherry dum-dum... I colored the lollipop stick with a red edible marker... oh, and the Einsteins in the window are actually a sticker from a sticker book - I put the sticker on waxed paper and then "glued" it onto the window with buttercream frosting...

This cake was a TON of work... but I think it was worth it in the end!

Can't wait to see everyone's reaction tomorrow at the party!

7 comments:

Gette said...

That is SUCH and awesome cake!! I love it!

Gette said...

You're very right... I should get those writing imprinting things.

Anonymous said...

Awesome cake! I googled Little Einstein's cakes and found your website. Thank you so much for posting this! What did you use for the Eintein's gang in Rocket's window?
Thanks!
Stacy
stacynikki@msn.com

Anonymous said...

That looks beautiful! I am going to try to make a rocket cake for my daughter's birthday :)

the said...

so, how much is a "ton" of red food coloring? i'm attempting this cake for my daughter on saturday

Cherie said...

If I remember, I used around 1/2 bottle of no taste red plus the red red (plus a little bit of orange)... it's been a while, but I do remember that it takes some patience, keep adding the color (add some and walk away from it so it can deepen) and you will get the deep red you want! Good Luck! :-)

Anonymous said...

I loved this cake great job. I googled it and foun your cake thank you for your help with making the shape of rocket .I just made this cake for my godchild 2 birthday tomorrow .
Thanks!!!
Michelle