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Spaceship Cake

spaceship cake Dessert
Spaceship Cake
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

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

Updated July 14, 2016
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

Steps

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  • 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.

  • Use this template to make your fun spaceship cake!

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!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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%
Potassium
75mg
2%
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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