Space Shuttle Cake

by Meena Mustafa
(Virginia, USA)


As a child my dream was to become a pastry chef but where I grew up there were no culinary schools so I just learned it from watching videos and reading all about cakes. If given a chance I'd love to work on weekends in a pastry shop to improve my skills.


I made this cake for a colleague of mine who wanted NASA as the theme cake for her son's birthday. I made the shuttle with Rice Krispies and gum paste. I made the shuttle standing on earth ready to take off and the other half of the cake I made to look like the galaxy with stars. On the side of the cake I put astronauts. Every thing on this cake is edible and I put in a lot of effort doing the art work. I hope you too will like it.

Hi Meena, I love your cake entry it's very unique. Great work! Thank you so much for submitting your space shuttle cake to the cake decorating contest.

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Jun 20, 2011
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Space Shuttle Cake
by: Anonymous

Sorry about the grammar error. Lol... I meant to write " I made it look like the galazy with stars :)

Jun 20, 2011
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Simply AWESOME!!!
by: Michael McDonald

This cake is out of this world, literally!!! This is the most creative, artistic and unique cake I've ever seen. Congrats to a very talented cake artist!!! Unbelievable that everything editable! If it tastes half as good as it looks... I'd marry its creator!

Jun 20, 2011
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Wunderbar
by: Ahmad

Es ist sehr gut Cake. Ich mag es und Ich schätze die Kompetenz der Hersteller.

An admirer aus Deutschland

Jun 20, 2011
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Brilliant Masterpiece
by: Sean

This is not just a cake, it's a classic example of artistic talent in baking. I would rather save the cake and look at it everyday than eat it - that's just me.

Jun 20, 2011
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Nasa Cake rocks!!!!
by: Fasiya

This NASA Cake looks thrilling and immense effort that has been put towards its creativity, is absolutly remarkable. Great Job. It looks absolutely yummmmmmmmmmmmmyyy.

Jun 20, 2011
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Great Job
by: Brad

The cake is really well decorated down to the detail of the NASA logo. It does not just look nice but looks delicious. Give me some ice cream and I will be ready to dig in. Great job!!!!!!!!

Jun 21, 2011
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Creative
by: Siddic

Wow Meena, this is simply superb. Your creativity exceeds all expectations, considering that you designed this piece with awesome flair..simply beautiful!!

Jun 21, 2011
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Love the Cake!
by: Anonymous

This is a totally impressive creation, right down to the NASA logo!

Jun 21, 2011
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Meena's Magic
by: Atiya

WOW WOW WOW Meena your cake is soooo creative!!!!...I'm sure you made the Birthday Boys day!...I love the way it all just naturally come to you....just like your beautiful poetry....I think amongst all of your cakes so far this is the best!....I do hope you win as you totally deserve to!xoxo

Jun 21, 2011
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amazingggggggggg
by: Nomaan

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i have never seen such a wonderful creation!!!
keep up the good work......loved this cake like anything

Jun 21, 2011
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amazing caker
by: Anonymous

nice cake Meena :)

Jun 21, 2011
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Amazing cake
by: Anonymous

nice cake Meena :)
where is my cake???

wedding cakes for you on fb

Jun 21, 2011
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"One giant step for cake makers" (man on the moon)
by: Susan Alexander-Ferrell

Congrats to a very talented cake artist!!! It is Unbelievable that everything on this cake is editable! If it tastes half as good as it looks... you ought to get first place.
This cake is "one giant step for cake-makers", literally!!! You have baked a very creative, artistic and unique cake. Keep up the excellent work.

Jun 21, 2011
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Yummy
by: Sri

The theme indicates you can raise up the level.
Cheers and best of luck
wonderful cake,
Sri

Jun 21, 2011
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Fantastic!
by: Sherry Sevila

I love Meena's cakes! They are works of art! She is very talented and everyone who has seen her cakes agrees. The shuttle cake is the most creative one I've seen but the others she has made are just as amazing. She should have her own TV show.

Jun 21, 2011
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brriliant effort
by: ehmerr peer

Meena , its an awesome creation, superb color combination, perfect size,it consists each and every quality a best cake should have , simply amazing,

Jun 21, 2011
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To the moon!!
by: Anonymous

Great cake Meena! You are very creative and talented. Best of luck!!

Jun 21, 2011
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LOVE IT!!
by: momoo

ohhh !!its seems soo delicious n hope it is as its seems to be :) love it, she deserve to b win :) GUDLUCK!!! CHEERS :)

Jun 21, 2011
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yummy
by: salman shaikh

the cakes is hot n yummy like my friend Meena Mustafa....:D

Jun 21, 2011
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Great design
by: Show Me the Cake

What a great design down to the smallest detail. Meena, you've painstakingly crafted the shuttle, astronauts, the earth, and the skies. What a beautiful job.

Jun 21, 2011
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great work!!
by: Anonymous

Love your story and the cake!!!

Jun 21, 2011
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Good Work
by: Salim

Meena great design !

Jun 22, 2011
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Looks Awesome
by: Anonymous

Very unique and colorful cake. Good use of the ingredients and I like the fact that all is edible. For someone like a space buff like me, this cake would have epitomized my birthday in my young years, maybe it still will if I can find similar in Australia.

Good luck with the entry, looks awesome and I'm sure it will taste the same...

Jun 22, 2011
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Great Work
by: Afshad

Great work and specially the time you spend on the cake and the detailed work you did there. I would not spend that much time for a cake, but Ill love eating one.

Jun 22, 2011
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I want this!
by: Sum

Fantastic work! The details are superb. Anyone with an affinity for science would love it!

Jun 22, 2011
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Amazing Artistry!
by: Laila Wasti-Rehmani

It is very beautifully done. A tremendous job. Looking forward to seeing it as the winner!!

Jun 22, 2011
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Fabulous Creation!
by: Ella

Wonderful and delicious cake, Meena. The party was a HUGE success--it amazed even hard-to-impress teens. (They took the shuttle apart to find the Rice Krispy core.)

The flames, added a few minutes before serving, were a nice touch. And the lemon flavoring was perfect--good balance of textures and flavors.

The three dimensions of Earth, air, and space really dazzled everyone, and I was flabbergasted at your work on the shuttle and astronauts. The silver sprinkles in a starry sky were a nice touch!

Both of my son's friends asked to take pieces home, and I had enough left over after the party to serve seven people in these kids' families. I was glad to have lots of astronauts to go around. (The detail work on the shuttle was noticed by a young engineer at the event.)

You always do more that the customer expects, but your work is truly out of this world this time!

Thank you again for your efforts to make this a really smashing birthday for a guy who got a real a lift from this cake and was totally surprised!

Jun 22, 2011
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Thank you so very much for all the comments
by: Meena Mustafa

I want to personally thank Ella who ordered this cake from me, to Lorelie for accepting my cake in the contest, all my friends and even those I do not know, who have appreciated my work of art. It means a lot to me. Thanks and God Bless!

Jun 22, 2011
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Great Cake!!
by: Mary E

Great cake!! Great attention to detail. Now I know what it feels like to go into space!

Jun 22, 2011
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U R So Talented!
by: Rubina B

Meena I showed your pictures and videos to my friends and family they just loved it u are soo talented

Jun 22, 2011
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Sheer brilliance of artistic endeavour
by: Nina A

No words can justify the true creativity put in this piece of amazement!It is simply OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!Meena you ought to pursue it as a full time career!Thumbs up all the way!!!!!!

Jun 23, 2011
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Wedding Cakes For you
by: Shabana

WOW WOW soooooooooooo Amazing .

Jun 23, 2011
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Out of this world!!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful cake by a non professional pastry chef. Very creative and neat. I am sure the recipient loved it. Good job, keep it up.

Jun 23, 2011
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Amazing artistry
by: Anonymous

Very creative and appealing to a Space fanatic. Sure to please both adults and kids. Love the space shuttle and stars. I am sure the taste was 'out of this world' too.

Jun 23, 2011
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Amazing artistry
by: A friend

I have had the pleasure of tasting some of your cakes and they taste as good as they look. Very artistic and appealing to the birthday person as well as the guests. Good job. Look forward to more masterpieces in the future.

Jun 23, 2011
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to infinity and beyond...
by: lubna

Your cake is our of the world Meena and It probably tastes fabulous too since I have tasted some of your creations. Keep up the artistic work. Best of luck.

Jun 23, 2011
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"I luv Nasa"
by: Anonymous

Great work, this cake is very fun to look at too."

Jun 23, 2011
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Historical Cake
by: Imran Zaib

Very Beautiful and Historical Cake. I love this theme, Shuttle look so lively that it will start to fly. Over all taste is great of Meena's Cake. I am an Artist and i love her creativity.

Jun 27, 2011
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Great job
by: Tünde

Congratulation :) I would like to get one ;)

Jun 27, 2011
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Great job
by: Tunde from Hungary

Congratulation Meena :) I would like to get one on my birthday :)

Jun 27, 2011
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Love it !!
by: Marcia/Ransom

Great job Meena. You are quite the artist.

Jun 28, 2011
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Absolutely stunning!
by: Rehana Jan

I just cant believe that you made this...stunning!!!

Jul 01, 2011
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You are an Artist
by: Anonymous

Beautiful cake, you are creative, Great Job.

Jul 04, 2011
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Excellent Cake
by: Salima N.

I have had the pleasure to taste Meena's cakes and must say that hers is the best cake I have ever tasted so far. Good work Meena.....keep it up.


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