"Astro-snot" party

So, like I said in the last post, my little guy celebrated his 4th birthday this past week. We held a big BBQ for him on Saturday. He said that he wanted a Space themed party, or in his words an “AstroSnot” party. He has a little trouble with his pronunciation on that one, but it is so funny we don’t ever correct him.
His cake was fun to make. I went ahead and tried Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake after all the hype from last month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge. I read so many great things about it on a lot of the blogs out there so I thought I would give it a try. You can find the recipe all over the internet or in her book Baking: From my home to Yours
. I’ll tell you that I was a bit skeptical about the cake after I baked it…it was very “springy” and I thought it was going to be a little angel food cake like. I was wrong. It was delicious…not that angel food cake isn’t, but you know what I mean. I adapted the recipe a little using my own buttercream frosting, but used the raspberry preserves like it calls for and it was really, really great.
I used Satin Ice rolled fondant for the decorations and all in all it was a success!
For the cupcakes I made planets out of fondant a week ahead. The cupcakes were brown sugar cupcakes filled with chocolate chip cookie dough. (You can find a similar recipe at The Cake Mix Doctor ) I think I over baked the first batch because the dough completely baked. So the second batch I baked a little less and they were good. I topped them with vanilla buttercream and a planet.
Putting the frozen cookie dough in the cupcake
Covered the dough before baking
Jupiter
Saturn
Unidentified plant 😉
And all the rest: Mars, Pluto, Earth…Happy birthday my little guy!!

12 Responses

  1. Baking Momma

    A Big Happy Birthday to Max!
    The cake came out great and those cupcakes sound so darn good.
    Yummy! I could taste them through the screen.

  2. StuffCooksWant

    Cute cake! Especially love the little green, yellow and blue planets / balls along the bottom where cake meets plate… a nice finishing touch.

    Astro-snot… so funny! My little guy said "extra-cise" for exercise for years. Every now and then he does it to get a chuckle outta me.

  3. Natalie

    Okay. I will embarrassingly be the first to admit I just spent the last 30 minutes reading through old blogposts/recipes. Wow. You are wayy too cute at what you do. Srsly. One person should NOT have all that talent *cough*shareplease?*cough*

    :]] I can't wait to try all this stuff out!!!!

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