Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Airplane Cake

This has to be one of the more different cakes I've been asked to make, but I think that's what made it so enjoyable. A friends Mum was turning 50 and she has a bit of an infatuation with airplanes, so a plane cake it was. The birthday girl likes planes so much that she has the dinner set used by Qantas in their first and business class. I thought it was very cute story, so with that in mind based the cake on a Qantas airplane.
For the inside of the cake I used one of my favourite flavours, a lemon and lime white chocolate mudcake filling and frosted with white chocolate ganache. The outside of the cake and the decorations are all fondant. I was a little worried that the wings wouldn't stand up to the rainy weather so made them out of cake board covered with fondant.


  1. Butter Hearts Sugar, what did you use for the engines?

  2. I would love to make this for my little boy's upcoming birthday. Would you be able to give some directions as to how you made this cake? Thank you!

    1. Hi. I was hoping to track down some progress pics of the cake but no luck. I made the wings and tail from pieces thick card cut to shape and covered them with fondant a couple of days before the rest of the cake, allowing them some drying time. The engines were made from LCMs/rice Krispy treats, shaped and covered in fondant, they helped provide support for the wings. First up I carved the main body of the cake, iced it and covered it with fondant. Secondly cut slices into the body and insert the wings and tail, poo the engines under the wings to hold them up. Lastly cutout and add the remaining details of windows and doors etc. good luck with it :)