Here's an easy idea for a fun rocket ship birthday cake. I like to cut and decorate ready made sponge cake slabs bought from the supermarket to save time and stress. However, you could also make your own sponge cake to begin with.
Three shop bought cake slabs (or you could make your own sponge cake to begin with)
Five heaped tablespoons jam
One pack ready to roll fondant icing
Three jam ring biscuits
Three chocolate Freckles
Three square bottomed wafer ice cream cones
Red and yellow cellophane
I like to cut and decorate ready made cake slab to reduce stress given all the other party preparations needed
Wrap a board with aluminium foil to set your cake on
Cut your cake slabs into two rectangles (for the rocket body), a large triangle (for the rocket tip) and two smaller triangles (for the rocket fins) and assemble on the cake board using a little jam to stick together
Cake slabs cut and assembled
Warm the rest of the jam then spread over the cake, saving a little bit to stick on some of the final decorations
Ready for icing
Roll the ready roll icing out into a large rectangle
then place over the jam surface and press down around the cake
Trim off the excess icing around the sides of the cake by cutting about a centimeter away from the cake edge then tucking in
Fondant icing applied
Cut your ice cream cones in half lengthways with a knife and carefully trim the bottom until you have the size you want (I cut off about 2 centimetres). I discarded the other half of each cone as one side tended to crack when I cut them.
Place three half cones onto the bottom of the rocket to make the rocket boosters
Stick on the jam rings for windows using a little jam and stick the chocolate Freckles on top of the jam rings using a spot of jam.
Windows stuck on with a little jam
Now cut strips of red and yellow cellophane and affix into the cones on the board using a curl of sellotape (sticky side out)
Rocket booster flames made from coloured cellophane
Your rocket ship cake is ready for blast off! Have a great party.