Space cupcakes
(Image credit: Future)

These space cupcakes are ideal for a themed birthday party or as an extra special food gift.

The kids are going to love these impressive space cupcakes which are much easier to make than you may think. Ready to roll modeling paste and a steady hand, turn your cupcakes into out-of-this-world masterpieces.

How to make space cupcakes


  • 160g of Navy modeling paste
  • 20g of white modeling paste
  • 30g of green modeling paste
  • 30g of grey modeling paste
  • 20g red modeling paste
  • 5g of orange modeling paste
  • 5g of yellow modeling paste
  • Various Sprinkles
  • Edible glue (you can make this by melting touch of fondant/paste with a few drops of water)
  • Silver luster dust and white alcohol mixed to make paint

Space cupcakes: Step 1

Make a batch of our basic cupcakes. Leave to cool and top with our basic buttercream.

Space cupcakes: Step 2

These toppers can be made well in advance but they will need at least one night to dry. Mix the navy paste with the white making sure you don’t over mix so you get the nice white streaks. Roll and cut 12 x 65mm circles and place them onto a drying sponge.

Space cupcakes: Step 3

For the rocket, roll the green paste and cut a 55mm circle, then using the same cutter, cut sections away replacing the tip with red paste by using a sharp knife. Roll the red paste out and cut a 30mm circle, then cut it into quarters for the fins.

For the window, cut 2 13mm circle, removing the centre from one with the 6mm cutter. Stick one to the other with a brush of water.

For the engines, cut a thin strip and the 2 small triangles with the tops cut off and stick them to the bottom of the rocket. Assemble all the pieces onto the navy topper.

Space cupcakes: Step 4

Space cupcakes

Stick silver non-pareil around the window with a brush of water.

Space cupcakes: Step 5

Space cupcakes

For the flames, cut petal shapes, sticking onto each other graduating down to the yellow paste and roll over with the rolling pin, trim and stick to the bottom of the engines.

Space cupcakes: Step 6

For the moon cut 65mm circle cutting away a large part of the circle and sticking it onto the navy topper. Use the double ended ball tool to add texture and dust with pearlised lustre dust to give it a shine.

Space cupcakes: Step 7

Space cupcakes

For the galaxy topper, brush edible glue in a swirl in the centre and sprinkle with white sprinkles to the surface to stick. Add stars and different coloured sprinkles by dotting the glue and sticking them to the surface.

Space cupcakes: Step 8

Space cupcakes

Finally paint the grey parts on the rocket silver using silver lustre and white alcohol.

Space cupcakes: Step 9

Space cupcakes

(Image credit: Future)

Place the finished toppers onto the cupcakes.

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Victoria Threader
Recipes Writer

Victoria Threader is 'the queen of cupcakes' and a contributing Recipe Writer at GoodTo. Not only can she bake delicious cupcakes, she can decorate them too - with each of Victoria’s cupcakes topped with handmade edible toppers. Some of her most popular cupcakes include: rainbow cupcakes, hidden shape cupcakes and even giant cupcakes.