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Astronaut Party

Astronaut & Space Themed Cake with Decorative Fondant

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!

Space-themed birthday cake for Max
A variety of blue frosted space-themed cupcakes in a cupcake tower
Putting the frozen cookie dough in the cupcake
Close-up of a muffin cup with cupcake batter and a piece of frozen cookie dough
Covered the dough before baking
Close-up of cupcake batter in a muffin cup
Close-up of a blue frosted cupcake with a colorful disc on top
Close-up of a blue frosted cupcake with the planet Saturn on top
Unidentified plant 😉
Close-up of a blue frosted cupcake with a purple disc on top
And all the rest: Mars, Pluto, Earth…Happy birthday my little guy!!
Several blue frosted cupcakes with planet decorations

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12 comments on “Astronaut Party”

  1. 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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