treet007's Recipe Reviews
Posted 7/22/2011 7:21:19 AM
Space Shuttle Cake
My family and I had major challenges in making this cake. We ended up making three cakes, but two actual "shuttles". The first cake fell apart so we have it now as our "shortcake" samples :-) The other two looked more like a Klingon Bird of Prey (aka warship) more than the Space Shuttles. It is incredibly difficult to frost the cut edge without getting the cake bits all over the frosting, and we did freeze the cake before cutting and frosting. Following the video made it look easy, but I highly recommend practicing a lot before committing to any "public" event if you plan to provide a cake for a group gathering. The construction simply was not as easy as the video portrayed.
Plus, the ingredients were not all available, like string licorice so we improvised.
We still enjoyed the cake though.
P.S. We do not live in a high altitude location and worked in an air conditioned kitchen, so we did try to control the temperature to avoid melting and softening of the cake + frosting.