Are you looking for a space themed dessert to serve at your child’s next birthday party? Well, I happen to know of five dessert items that are perfectly suited for such an occasion. Here they are:
Bomb pops, the classic frozen treat, look a lot like rockets. Kids also seem to love them. At least my siblings and I use to enjoy them when we were little kids. Therefore, I think that they would make an excellent space themed dessert for a children’s birthday party. A box of 18 pops tends to cost $5, so it’s an affordable dessert option as well.
Looking for a different space themed cake idea besides the traditional rocket? Why not consider making a moon cake with boiled frosting? Personally, I love boiled frosting. It has this glossy, surreal look to it and it tastes amazing. You could create a partial sphere shaped, white cake using a bombe mold and frost it with the boiled frosting. The frosting is pliable enough to make craters and you could add a space man made of fondant on top of the cake for good measure. If you want to add color to the craters, I’d suggest using a bit of gray gum paste.
Remember the move, “The Blob?” The story line focused on an alien life form that came from outer space and started eating people. Well, why not create a gelatin dessert with the use of a gelatin mold and tell the kids that it is, “The Blob?” Since the blob in the movie was reddish purple in color, you may want to consider using a raspberry or blueberry gelatin for your dessert creation. If you want to get really creative, you might want to add a few sugar space men figurines inside the gelatin to make it look like they got eaten by the space creature.
Cupcake Rocket Tower
Parents that prefer to serve cupcakes instead of a sheet cake may want to consider creating a cupcake rocket tower. In order to create one, you’ll need to purchase a tiered dessert tower and a craft cone. Dessert towers tend to sell online for less than $20. A craft cone typically costs less than $2. The craft cone will go on top of the dessert tower and represent the rocket’s cone. You can also add rocket fins at the bottom of the dessert tower as well. In my experience, the fins can easily be made out of card stock or cardboard. I’d recommend using different colored frosting and cupcake papers as a way to represent the various parts of a rocket. For example, the bottom cupcakes could be made with red frosting to simulate flames.
Freeze-Dried Ice Cream
Last but not least, freeze dried ice cream (aka astronaut ice cream) would also make an excellent space themed dessert. The freeze-dried ice cream is often sold online for less than $3 a packet. It comes in all sorts of flavors including banana, mint chocolate chip and strawberry. I think that the kids would get a kick out of eating it.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys summer sports and recreation with her family. She is also a former special events planner.
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