How to Make a Rocket Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 18
Decoration Time: Two Days

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  • 8″ Round
  • 4 x 6″ Rounds


  • 1.2kg Chocolate Ganache

Cake card

  • 12″ Square Cake Drum


  • 1kg White
  • 600g Blue
  • 200g Orange
  • 100g Green
  • 100g Black
  • 20g Red


  • 50g Red
  • 50g Orange


  •  5 x 20g White Wire


  • 2 x Rubber Pads x (audio buttons)
  • 12″ Square Black Card
  • Yellow Edible Sheet
  • PME Spray Glaze
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • Lollipop Stick


  • 15mm Black Ribbon


  • Carving Knife
  • Palette Knife
  • Small Sharp Knife
  • Craft Knife

Cakey Tools

  • Turn Table
  • Smoother Set
  • Tylose Glue
  • CMC or Tylose
  • PME Modelling Tools
  • Flexi Smoother

Cool Stuff

  • LED Coaster – You can find these online with the search term “LED Coaster” – or in the USA these are available from Sure Glow or Flashing Blink Lights
  • 2 x Recording Module – You can find the exact module used in the cake here and you can also find longer recoding modules on Amazon.

The Frame 

  • PVC Pipe (1/2 inch white PVC pipe)
  • 2 x Metal Flanges (that measure 1/2 inch opening)
  • 2 x Adaptors for the PVC (this enables us to connect the white PVC to a metal flange. Make sure the adaptors are also for 1/2 inch)
  • 12″ Square Foam-Core (used for the base of the cake)
  • Glue Gun

Blast Off! Learn how to make this awesome Rocket Cake taught by Mayen of Way Beyond Cakes – perfect for any kid (or kid at heart) that would love an awesome rocket cake. Watch out for the very clever integration of lights and sound effects in the design!

We would love to see your take on the Rocket Cake – please share your photos with us on our Facebook Page or over on Mayen's.

Mayen Orido

Mayen Orido

If you love cake decorating then you would have heard of the wonderful Mayen Orido from Way Beyond Cakes. Mayen started out making cakes for her little boy around 6 years ago and has since gathered a huge interest for her cakes and unique cake decorating style as evident on her highly popular facebook page. Along with selling her unique cakes, Mayen also has a successful Etsy Store selling her own hand made silicone moulds and also teaches her knowledge of cake decorating around the globe.
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