1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Flying rocket cake

  • 3:15 Prep
  • 1:05 Cook


  • 2 x 340g packets golden buttercake cake mix or 2 quantities Homemade buttercake (see related recipe)
  • 160g packet rainbow-flavoured sour straps
  • 1/4 cup mini M&Ms
  • 1 tablespoon silver cachous
  • 2 yellow LifeSavers

Buttercream icing

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Blue and red food colouring


  • You'll need a 55cm square cake board.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 7cm-deep, 23cm (base) square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.
  • 2
    Make packet cakes following packet directions or homemade cakes (see related recipe). Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3
    Make icing: Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a bowl until pale. Gradually add icing sugar mixture and milk, beating constantly until combined.
  • 4
    Using a serrated knife, level top of cake if necessary. Place cake, cut-side down, on board. Place template on cake (see notes). Secure with toothpicks. Cut around template to form body and ‘fins’. Arrange on board.
  • 5
    Spoon 1/2 cup icing into a bowl. Tint red. Spoon 1/2 cup remaining icing into a bowl. Tint blue.
  • 6
    Using picture as a guide, spread plain icing over top and sides of rocket tip and fins. Spread remaining cake with blue and red icing. Place 2 sour straps across top of cake, trimming to fit. Cut red strips from 2 sour straps. Place on cake where body meets fins, trimming to fit. Using picture as a guide, decorate rocket with M&Ms, cachous and Life Savers. Cut remaining sour straps into uneven lengths. Position at base for flames. Serve.

Source: taste.com.au


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here