The Infamous Desserts of “The Astronaut Wives Club”



If you have watched the new TV show on abc called The Astronaut Wives Club, then you may have noticed how amazing the food is! The food stylist Emily Marshall recreated very unique vintage inspired dishes, desserts and appetizers. In this post I will be talking about the desserts and in my next post I will talk about the others. A major part of the show is all of the wives gathering to watch and wait for the astronaut launches, so they all bring food to one of the wives homes and they watch the launch on TV, have drinks and nibble on these great all American dishes. What I specifically like about each and every dish is the attention to detail and the creativeness they put into not only the food but also the dish or Pyrex they put the food into. I found some of the lovely photos from fellow blogger Mid Century Menu and on Bon Appetit, links are under each of the photos, others from Google images. Here are a few of my favorite desserts from the show.



Frosted Angel Food Cake


A vibrant pink and red angel food cake with frosting and sprinkles. This is a very cute and easy dessert to make, it’s all about the details! The pretty pink frosting, red cherries, red sprinkles and the hint of white sprinkles all on the cute flower print vintage dinner plate. This is definitely one I am going to try the next time I have to bring a dish to a party!

Photo from Mid Century Menu



These are one of my favorites because they are individually sized! The Peachies are small sponge cakes with whipped cream, peaches and a jell-o cube on top with fun star shaped sprinkles. They sound like a little bite of heaven!

Photo from Mid Century Menu


Green Jell-O Mold


This is a very creative design from a simple green jell-o mold. Again, it is all about the presentation and the design of the dessert. Something so simple can look very unique and very delicious! The green jell-o  recipe can be found here.


Another atomic style jell-o mold.


One more variation of the jell-o mold.

Photos from Mid Century Menu


Crown Jewel Jell-O Mold


I like how the Crown Jewel is all multicolored Jell-o cubes molded into one “cake” style mold. You make the colors of jell-o you prefer separately then cut into cubes and after that combine the cubes with the new jell-o mold only adding whipped cream to the jell-o making it look like a creamier texture. This will be one I must try!

Photo and details from Bon Appetit 

Banana Pudding


Photo from Mid Century Menu

Festive Picnic Cake


Here is the cake that Renee brought to the picnic on Episode 1.

From Mid Century Menu

Cookie Platter


Photo from Mid Century Menu

THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB - "Liftoff" - While the Cold War intensifies and the Cuban Missile Crisis comes to a head, the Mercury 7 families begin glamorous new lives in Houston. But Houston also marks the start of the Gemini Project, and with it, the arrival of the Gemini wives, which changes the dynamic among all the women. Marge and Deke embrace new roles after learning about Deke's permanent status, and Trudy and Gordo's personal "cold war" begins to thaw on "The Astronaut Wives Club," airing THURSDAY, JULY 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Cook Allender) LUKE KIRBY, JOANNA GARCIA SWISHER, ANTONIA BERNATH, HALEY STRODE, DOMINIQUE MCELLIGOTT, YVONNE STRAHOVSKI, ERIN CUMMINGS, ODETTE ANNABLE




Yours truly,

Jessica Rockabilly Mama

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