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Spaceship Cake

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Spaceship Cake
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 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.
Updated Nov 8, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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 using templates. (See link below for diagram and templates.)
  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Get a party menu, prep guide, tips, party games, activities and more for a Star Gazer Birthday Party!
  • tip 3
    Place strips of waxed paper under corners of unfrosted cake pieces. After frosting, just remove waxed paper strips. No cleanup required!

Nutrition

510 Calories, 23g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 73g Total Carbohydrate, 54g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
210
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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