Spaceship Cake

Spaceship Cake

Delight your astronaut "want-to-be" with an ordinary 13x9-inch yellow cake that blasts off into this extraordinary fun spaceship cake.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (17x12 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
roll Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® strawberry chewy fruit snack rolls
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® black decorating gel
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes; remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze cake about 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Using serrated knife, cut rounded dome from top of cake to make flat surface; place cake cut side down. Cut cake as shown in diagram.
  3. Place cake piece 1 on tray. Arrange pieces 2, 3 and 4 as shown in diagram, trimming to fit, standing up piece 3 for top fin. Trim point of piece 2 for nose of ship. Attach each piece with a small amount of frosting.
  4. Spread thin layer of frosting on cake to seal in crumbs. Freeze 30 to 45 minutes to set frosting. Frost cake with remaining frosting. Let frosting set a few minutes. Carefully cover with paper towel and gently pat to give a fabric-like appearance; remove towel. Use fruit snack for strips as shown in photograph. Outline as desired with decorating gel. Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with colored foil-coated space-themed wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.
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Place strips of waxed paper under corners of unfrosted cake pieces. After frosting, just remove waxed paper strips. No cleanup required!
Check out the video for the Space Shuttle Cake. You'll find great tips for this cake's assembly and frosting. Then decorate the cake as shown in this photograph.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 23g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 5g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 73g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 54g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.