Moon Landing Space Rocket Cake Tutorial

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Are you looking for a cake for a budding Astronaut or maybe someone who loves space rockets, if so why not make them this moon landing cake! This cake was so much fun to make and I am so excited to share it with you as a video tutorial. In this tutorial I show you step by step how I made the 3D moon cake, airbrushed the board to look like a galaxy and also how I made the rocket with smoke coming out the bottom as it lands…

Space Rocket Moon landing cake tutorial

The cake itself was made from 2 vanilla dome cakes, which I baked in a 6 inch sphere cake tin. When the cakes were sandwiched together with buttercream it was the perfect shape to create a moon. One of my favourite parts of this cake are the craters on the moon, they just bring this cake to life and with the texture and different grey tones, created with the edible dusts, it really looked like a cartoony version of the moon.

Space Rocket moon cake tutorial

The cake was then finished off with its very own rocket landing on the moon in a cloud of smoke. In the tutorial I show you how to use balls of icing stuck together and covered in one larger piece to give this 3D smoke effect. This is also a great technique for creating 3D clouds.

I really hope you like this cake and below you will find the full step by step video tutorial.

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Tools I used

I have also put a link below to some of the tools I used throughout this video:
Modelling tools:
Edible glue:
Rolling Pin:
Turn Table:
Squires Flexi Smoothers:
Plastic Smoothers:

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Space Rocket Cake tutorial

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5 Responses

  1. Hi lynx … absolutely love your tutorials. Please could you give me the recipe for this moon landing cake please, I will be cooking in a fan oven, my friend has survived breast cancer and her daughter is doing her a surprise party and I have been asked to do a bra cake for her. I’ve never done this before and thought this cake I could turn into two boobs lol thanks x

  2. Hi Lynsey,
    thanks for the great tutorial, I just made one of these for my 4 year old son, he was not as impressed as I felt it deserved but I had fun making it! I’d be happy to share a photo but you don’t seem to have the option on your site. I went a bit overboard on the size and used an 8″ mould, the fondant was a stressful business! Anyway, great work, very informative and I’ll certainly be checking your site for more ideas!

  3. Hi!

    Thank you so much for this great tutorial! I was hoping if you could share what kind of luster dusts you’re using. What brand for instance.
    Also; can you use alcohol to turn the dust into paint? And if so; what kind of alcohol is best?
    I’m hoping to make this cake for my sons 4th birthday in March .

    Thank you so much for your reply!

    Kind regards,
    Nanni (The Netherlands – Europe)

    1. Hi Nanni, Yes of course. The Lustre dusts or edible tints I usually use and used for this tutorial are all by Sugarflair. If you add alcohol (I tend to use vodka) or some rejuvenator spirit to these it will turn them into a paint. I hope you enjoy making the cake and I hope your Son has a lovely 4th birthday.

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