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How To Make Rocket Ship Cupcakes

5/7/2018

How To Make Rocket Ship Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes were one of my favorite details from Arlo’s To Infinity and Beyond Party. Little rocket ships!!!! We already had a cake planned for the adults but I wanted something super fun for the kids, too. These were perfect and the kiddos freaked when they saw them!!! Today we’ve got the full tutorial on how to make rocket ship cupcakes for your next kiddo party!!

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How To Make Rocket Ship Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • Basic cake pop dough (recipe follows)
  • Cupcakes, any flavor
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Fondant in Yellow, Blue + Pink (You could also just frost them if you want!)
  • Shortening or Corn Starch


  • For the cake pop dough:
  • 1 box cake mix, baked according to package
  • 1 can frosting
Directions
  1. Make the cake pop dough. Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl. Stir in about ¾ of the can of frosting and mix well. One batch of cake pop dough makes enough for around 15 rockets!
  2. Form about 3 rounded tablespoons of cake pop dough into a rounded cone shape. Chill in the fridge till firm, at least 30 minutes.
  3. To cover the rockets, roll out a golf ball sized amount of fondant on a smooth surface coated with a thin layer of shortening or corn starch to about ⅛ inch thick. Gently pick up the fondant and drape it over the chilled rocket cake pop. Gently rub the fondant from the top down to the bottom of the rocket ship to adhere. Trim off any extra fondant and fold under to create a smooth finish around the bottom. You can use two fondant smoothers to shape and smooth the rockets even more.
  4. At this point, frost the cupcakes with buttercream and gently press the rockets on top of each cupcake.
  5. For the rocket ship wings, roll out fondant to ⅛ inch thick and cut out a 1½ inch circle. Cut the circle in half. Then cut off the bottom ¼ of the circle to create 2 wings. You will need 3 wings per rocket. Cut out a small circle for the window. Attach the wings and windows onto the rockets using a little bit of water to help them stick.

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Party Photos by Mary Costa Photography | Step Photos by Jeff Mindell
Recipe by Theresa Rountree

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2 comments

  • Indya | The Small Adventurer

    My train of thought whilst scrolling through these photos was: “Oh, that’s a good idea”, “Haven’t thought of that before”, “Why have I never tried these tricks before?!” I thought the entire rocketship was fondant, but your way is far better!

    All fondant would be expensive, and not as tasty. I also hadn’t thought of using fondant smoothers like that before, OR to use piping tips to cut circles! I’m actually convinced you’re all geniuses’!!

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