Rocket Ship

Rocket Ship
Start To Finish Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 13x9-inch baked cake (any flavor)

  • 1 recipe Creamy White Frosting or two 16-ounce cans creamy white frosting

  • Red paste food coloring

  • Red and yellow or orange rolled fruit leather

  • Horn-shape crisp corn snacks

  • Red fruit-flavor ring-shape jelly candies

  • Assorted small red, blue, and white candies

  • Blue sanding sugar

Creamy White Frosting

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 16 ounce package powdered sugar (about 4 cups)

  • 3 tablespoon milk


  1. Place cake on a large flat serving platter or tray. Using a serrated knife, make rounded cuts to remove the two corners at the top of the cake. Trim a 1-inch strip of cake from each of the long sides. Place strips on top of cake. Place the removed corners along the bottom sides of cake to make a wider base for the rocket. Spread some frosting between cut pieces of cake to hold them in place.

  2. Tint 1/2 cup of the Creamy White Frosting red; set aside. Frost the entire cake with the remaining white frosting.

  3. For fuel exhaust cones with flames, cut fruit leather into 1-1/2-inch-wide strips. Use scissors to fringe one edge of each strip. Roll up strips and insert into horn-shape snacks. Insert cones with flames into bottom edge of cake.

  4. Decorate top of cake with red jelly rings, small candies, and blue sugar. Fill a heavy resealable plastic bag with red frosting; snip a small hole in one corner of the bag. Pipe a border around top edge of cake.

Creamy White Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add about half of the powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar and enough of the remaining milk to reach spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

680 Calories
31g Fat
97g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 680
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 97g 35%
Total Sugars 73g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6.4mg 32%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 109mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 3g
Folate, total 55.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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