Galaxy Explorer Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 10” Round by 3.5” deep chocolate cake


  • 500g Butter
  • 1 Kg Icing sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder

Cake Card and Drums

  • 14” Square cake drum
  • 14” Round cake drum temporary
  • 8” Round cake card


Paints and Dusts

  • White
  • Gold
  • Silver Black


  • 20 gauge wire


  • Black


  • Edible glue
  • Foam core
  • Wilton straw dowels
  • High percentage alcohol


  • Palette knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Metal cake scraper


  • Circle cutters 6cm and 3cm



  • Small paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin


  • Edible glue
Paul introduces us to his Galaxy Explorer Cake, which was made in celebration of the anniversary of a certain TV show... any ideas?!
Perfect for any science fiction fan's birthday or perhaps even a special screening event. This cake design can be adapted in numerous ways by altering the spaceship and creating various characters.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to carve cake to shape, work with buttercream, cover awkward shapes, turn a cake into a spaceship using everyday objects, modelling work, and much more. This cake is ideal for an intermediate cake designer, or a beginner looking for a new challenge.

We'd love to see your take on the Galaxy Explorer Cake - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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