Have a little one at home that loves space? Make this super easy but adorable Rocket Cake for a Space Party! You'll be amazed by how easy it is to make this cake.
When J turned 2 I really had no idea what type of cake to make him. We did a big Little Blue Truck party for his first birthday but we didn't have a big party for his second birthday so I didn't want to go with some crazy theme. After putting some thought into it I decided to do a space theme because that's how his room is decorated.
I've already shared the Space Cake I made for his small family party which was a little more complex than this cake. I made this Rocket Cake for his actual birthday when it was only the three of us at home so I wanted something simple especially since I was already back to school.
The great thing about this Rocket Cake is that you can use your favorite cake base. Whether you make it from scratch or from a box mix it doesn't matter. This cake is all about the decorations.
I whipped up a homemade yellow cake with buttercream frosting. J doesn't actually like cake but he does like my buttercream so I figured he would at least eat some of the frosting. I whipped up a batch of my buttercream and dyed it blue to cover the cake.
So basically all you need is a baked cake, a lot of frosting, and sprinkles. You need to be able to pipe a rocket ship onto the cake with your frosting. This may seem hard but I'm a terrible artist and I was able to pipe an easy rocket onto a cake.
Then you simply use the sprinkles to be the "fire" coming from the back of the rocket. It's super cute and really easy to do. That's it! J loved it and I have to admit so did I. It was such a fun idea and easy to execute.
Pro Tips & Substitutions:
- While I always advocate for homemade frosting you certainly can use canned frosting for this recipe. Make sure you buy at least one can of white frosting so you can dye it to make the rocket.
- Any color of sprinkles can be used or make your own combination by combining several containers that only have a tiny bit left in them! This is a great way to get rid of the sprinkles that only have a few shakes left in them.
- If you really don't think you can "draw" a rocket on your cake get a pack of rocket ship paper paper at the dollar store, cut out the rocket, and stick it on top of the cake for an easy decoration.
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A Hezzi-D Original recipe
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