DIY: Make An Airplane Birthday Cake

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Discount Debbie

airplane cake

My son turned 4 years old today. Last year, I made him a fun (and very easy) construction site cake. Did I mention that it was easy! So, you might imagine that this year, when I asked him what kind of cake he’d want for his birthday, I was a bit intimidated by his immediate answer, “An airplane!” Why, oh why, did I let them watch Planes so many times before this?! HOW on earth am I going to turn a cake into an airplane?

I could have simply gone to our local grocery store and ordered a cake with ingredients I’d rather not have and with a price I’d rather not pay in order to come up with a birthday cake. Instead, I did what any mom today would do… run to Pinterest!

I had to adapt a recipe I found because the cake I made (a grain-free, honey sweetened one) was much thinner than the one pictured on the pin I saw. But, here’s what I did.

First, bake two layers of cake in 9 inch pans using the batter of your choice. Once baked, slice the first one in half.

cake 1

Use icing to “glue” these pieces together to form the body of your airplane.

cake 2 cake 3

Next, slice the next cake in thirds, as pictured.

cake 4

The middle pieces will become the wings and the ends will be used for the tail. Ice everything and put it all together. Hopefully, you’ll get a better looking plane than ours turned out. In the end, the children were both very happy that we had an airplane cake… and it tasted great!

cake 5

 

And, here’s the birthday boy, proud of being 4, blowing out his candles.

cake final

 

How do you make your children’s birthday’s special?


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