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Spaceship Cake

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Delight your astronaut "want-to-be" with an ordinary 13x9-inch yellow cake that blasts off into this extraordinary fun spaceship cake.

Ingredients

1
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
2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® strawberry chewy fruit snack rolls
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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.

Get a party menu, prep guide, tips, party games, activities and more for a Star Gazer Birthday Party!

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
5g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
73g
24%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
54g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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