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Blast Off!

This is my 2nd cake for this birthday boy.  His request was to have a space ship and a rocket.  His past three birthday cakes have been all about Pablo from the Backyardigans.  The plan was to put Pablo's face on the side of the rocket, but that was not working out this morning.  After a quick check with L's mom I got the go ahead to scrap that plan.  Thank goodness!  I put a big 5 on it and paid homage to Pablo with his propeller beanie hat on the side of the 5.

For the rocket I used the Buzz Lightyear rocket from the Toy Story Cricut cartridge.  I've yet to try using Cricut to cut gumpaste so I just cut out the pieces I needed and traced out the pattern on the fondant.  For the stars I have the amazing little cutters that even have a spring loaded release button.  It's awesome!  I was able to cut out 60 stars in minutes.

Cake: Versatile Vanilla Cake x 2 recipes for 2 10" square pans
Filling: Chocolate Mousse


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