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« on: July 14, 2008 02:26:11 PM »

my dh is like  mr cake man, he bakes wonderfull delicious cakes so naturaly i want him to bake our sons first birthday cake.

he wants a rocket shaped cake pan, but we cant seem to find one. wilton used to make one and i think you can find them on ebay but its more than we want to pay for it, and it looks like something from star wars.( i also think it looks like a penis )  we want one that looks more like our invitations (which my husband also made)

its got a more retro look to it i think. 

anyone got any ideas, creative uses of other bakewear we could use, or anything like that.  i tryed searching  "rocket " within this board but didnt come up with much.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 02:33:31 PM »

Well... Depending on what size cake pans you use...

You could make a rectangular cake for the body, bake a circle cake and cut it in half. That would give you the 'cone'. Then you could cut the other half in half to give you the 'fins'.

Don't see why that wouldn't work. Smiley I'll let you know if I can come up with anything else!

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008 02:34:55 PM »

The shape on the invite is pretty simple - seems like you have several ways to go.

For a "flat" version, you could just make a sheet cake (or two) and cut out the shapes you need. 

This airplane pan could be easily adapted to that shape if you cut off the wings. 

If you wanted to go crazy and have it be completely 3-dimensional (like standing up).  You could use a football shaped pan and make supports/fins out of pieces cut from another sheet.

Oh heck - I just did a quick search and found this:  http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/unique_cakes.html

(If you haven't sent the invites yet, you might want to fix "your" to "you're")
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008 02:43:00 PM »

Actually all you really need is a standard round cake. cut the cake like a cat's eye's iris...like an oval but with the tips pointy. take the leftovers and cut them in half so you get a dorsal fin type shape...then put them next to the pointy-oval/cat iris shaped part and  frost over it..did that make sense?

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008 02:52:04 PM »

haha, yea.... my husband, for all the amazing wonderful creatiive things he can do, great cakes he can bake, and insanely cool graphics he can design, he cannot spell. 

im suprized this slipped past me, well actualy im not... im in a haze of low budget party planning which means a frenzy of dollar store trips and thrift shop finds, so this went un-noticed. 

too late now ! lol.  we have already passed some  out, and no one has noticed yet. 

usually i check his stuff, last week he made a baby shower invite  that asked for "baby whips, and bath assessors"    im really glad i caught those. 

ok back to the cake, wow you guys replied fast! thanks.  im going to let him go through all the suggestions and togather i think we can come with something great.  we are making a cardboard box rocket too.  wish us luck, and thanks for the spell check ... even though its a little late lol.  ( i can't believe i missed it )

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008 03:41:39 PM »

Fabulous card! I love the design and the excitement to it!
What about baking a cake in two large tin cans if you wanted to make it look like it is standing up about to launch? One can for the base and one can for the nose - just kind of carve the cylinder into a nose? You could look it up online - You probabaly would have to cook it at a different temp because of the thickness - or how about a loaf pan?

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008 04:00:49 PM »

A loaf pan would make a good shape of the body, then a small round cake to make the pointy cap and the fins.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008 09:28:49 AM »

I'm big into stand up cakes and I would actually try recycled cans for this if you want it to stand. Like the industrial pudding or fruit that school use if you can get one then a 8 cup measure/mixing bowl. I have a pampered chef one so it's rounded. I think pyrex has flat bottom that that can be fixed with a cupcake  Cheesy

Also if your husand is really creative you can make you own pans from aluminum foil but it's time consuming.

Would love to see what you come up with.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008 10:41:52 AM »

well after much discussion and some argument we decided its probaly best to have someone else make our cake. 

we know a wonderfully talented lady, who made two cakes for our wedding that we are going to ask to make this cake.  she has made cakes for years on end and its her job/hobby. ( it doesnt pay the bills now, but it used before she semi retired)  so she knows what shes doing.

we just dont have the time with all the other things we are making, its the curse of the crafty.. we tend to overextend ourselves. it will be our idea and design, but her handy work in the kitchen so its a compromise i can handle.   thanks for all the great ideas, i do plan on trying this oneday when theres no great expectations of my time lol.  and if anyone is curious i will post pictures of what we finaly come up with, even if i dont make it....just for any curious kitties.

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