This Space-Themed Birthday Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into

Date Published: 02/10/2020 12:01 PM

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We featured the extremely extravagant peacock wedding cake in the past, but if you're looking for something as equally awesome for a kids birthday, look no further than this incredible space-themed kids birthday cake. Although not actually for sale anywhere, the creative space cake was designed and created by Naushee (aka Pedagiggle on Imgur) as a birthday cake for her 4-year-old son, Ilyas. What's the best part? Once you slice into the space cake, it reveals an entire galaxy that's baked right into the inside of the cake.

The unique space-themed cake is vanilla flavored, and has hand-painted decorations including a spaceship taking off along with Ilyas name and the number 4 on the top of the cake, with planets and stars surrounding the side of the cake. Using a marble-cake method, she then creates different colored planets on the inside of the cake, that become spectacularly shown when sliced into.

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into

"I wanted to make a galaxy/space cake that was space-y on the outside, but also space-y on the inside. I could not find a recipe so I had to improvise."

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into

Here's the instructions on how to make the space-themed birthday cake that she posted on Imgur:

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into

Instructions for making the space-themed birthday cake

Step 1

  • The planets For this cake you'll need a white cake recipe. I did this because you want to have true colors and white galaxy/milky way swirls, rather than yellow tinged.
  • Make white cake mixture and separate into five parts. I wanted Earth, Mars and the sun, so I colored each part a different color green, blue, red, orange and yellow.
  • In a cake pop mold, make as many Earth balls as the mixture allows by adding green and blue dollops and blobs.
  • Repeat with red and orange (Mars) as yellow and red (the sun).
  • Bake. Mine took 8 minutes each batch.
  • If they come out funny or have an overflow crust you'll have to trim them back into nice ball shapes after they're cold.
  • If you stop here, freeze them. If you're powering on, continue to next step.

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into
Image credit: PedaGiggle/Imgur

Step 2

  • This is essentially a marble cake. Make some more white cake mixture (I doubled the recipe I used for the balls).
  • Separate into four portions in the ratio 4:1:1:1.
  • Get a whole lot of food color. I used a Americolor electric blue, black (use both to color the largest saved portion), violet (one portion), electric pink (one portion).
  • Color each part as described and leave one part white.
  • Pour in the dark blue and evenly place purple and pink blobs around tin.
  • Pour the white on top of the colored parts.
  • Then mix with a skewer in swirly figure-8s all over a few times.
  • Bake for ten minutes.
  • Take out and using a spoon, make a space for the planets and drop them in halfway down, covering and gently shaking tin to ensure full coverage.
  • Bake for another twenty minutes.
  • You could drop them in and cover them, but I worried they would burn from double baking. I also wasn't sure about them sinking to the bottom.

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into
Image credit: PedaGiggle/Imgur

Step 3

  • Decorate how you like.
  • I did space things on the outside, but I've seen galaxy frosting out there which you might like also.

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into

Image credit: PedaGiggle/Imgur

Space-Themed Cake Reveals an Entire Galaxy Once Sliced Into

For her child's 5th birthday, Naushee (aka Pedagiggle on Imgur) created her son a new incredible birthday cake, and this time around it was an extravagant pirate ship that's being attacked by a giant octopus! You can find more info on this cake on her Imgur posting.

Extravagant pirate ship birthday cake that's being attacked by a giant octopus

Image credit: PedaGiggle/Imgur

Extravagant pirate ship birthday cake that's being attacked by a giant octopus

Extravagant pirate ship birthday cake that's being attacked by a giant octopus

Extravagant pirate ship birthday cake that's being attacked by a giant octopus

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