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Coolest Building Bricks Cake 12

by Kelly & Ben
(Lexington, KY, USA)

Homemade Building Bricks Cake

Homemade Building Bricks Cake

This Building Bricks cake was an adventure that my 9-yr old son and I went on. He is a huge collector and really enjoys all the food challenge shows on TV. So, when he came to me with the idea to do it, of course I said yes!

I gave him the pre-colored fondant that he cut out with a pizza cutter into rectangles for the sides of the cake. He then used that to make the smaller pieces on the outer edge to look like it connected the side to the top.

The larger "Best Building Bricks" connector center pieces are marshmallow treats covered with the same fondant and also that fondant rolled into the studs.

I baked two 13x9 white cakes and stacked them with a milk chocolate icing between. I also put a homemade buttercream icing on the outer layer before placing the pre-rolled fondant on. I knew we wouldn't actually be eating our (personal choice)fondant and that was for that reason. The cake tasted GREAT!

I truly feel that my Ben really showed off his mad skills and as for me that has never worked with a piece of fondant at all,(and then it be that big!) it turned out way better than we could have ever hoped! Everyone really thought it was clever and enjoyed it.

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Creative!
by: Ellisa

I like how you did this. It's given me some good ideas for my son's Lego party in April! Thanks!!

wonderful ideas
by: Anonymous

thank you for your tips, my son has been driving me crazy about a Lego birthday party but I could find any grocery store bakery's that offer that option. I'm no baker but for him I will at least try it and with your tips I feel more confident I might be able to do it

Great ideas!
by: Anonymous

The best part is that you were able to make it together! Making memories together. Congrats as it looks great!

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Coolest Play Block Birthday Cake 21

by Ginger J.
(Niagara Falls, NY)

Homemade Play Block Birthday Cake

Homemade Play Block Birthday Cake

A friend came to me and asked if I could make her son's 1st birthday cake. It took awhile but I came up with a unique Play Block Birthday Cake just for him. I took 6 13*9 cakes and added different icing in between each layer. then added fondant over the top and created the blocks according to what he liked, Elmo and crayons and found candles that had Elmo and friends and added real crayons to the cake so the kids could color after we had the cake.

ALSO not in photo was his personal Elmo cake. That was carved from a 13*9 cake and just frosted it to look like Elmo. The cake was a hit. I found that sucker sticks helped to hold the top cake up and stabilized the individual cakes.

Good luck, it took around 10 hours to complete.

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Coolest Girl Baby Block Shower Cake 30

by Nancy
(Phoenixville, PA)

Homemade  Girl Baby Block Shower Cake

Homemade Girl Baby Block Shower Cake

This Girl Baby Block Shower Cake is 11X14 vanilla cake with 4 - 2X2 chocolate baby blocks. The top of the blocks spell "baby" and front spell "girl." Each block has different pictures such as bib, onesie, baby face and diaper pin. The blocks and cake are frosted with butter cream frosting. I used light pink, peach, yellow, light green, light purple, ivory and white frosting.

The pink booties and name are made from 1/2 fondant and 1/2 gumpaste. The circle the booties are sitting on is a 6 inch cardboard cake circle covered in purple 1/2 fondant and 1/2 gumpaste. I cut wax paper the size of the cardboard circle and put it under the cardboard so it can be saved.

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Coolest OSU Buckeye Block O Birthday Cake 10

by Brandy U.
(Urbana, Ohio)

Homemade OSU Buckeye Block O Birthday Cake

Homemade OSU Buckeye Block O Birthday Cake

My daughter wanted a OSU Buckeye Block O Birthday Cake for her birthday. I started with an 11x15 cake and cut off the sides to form the block O. The red icing was colored with Wilton paste (red red). I find that this makes the right color of red.

I printed a picture of Brutus off the internet, laminated it and placed it in the center of the O. The outlining was done with a star tip and I placed homemade peanut butter buckeyes around the edge of the cake for a more finished look!

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Go Bucks
by: Anonymous

Great cake
O-H-I-O

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Coolest Lego Block Childrens Cake 74

by Shelley
(United Kingdom)

Homemade Lego Block Childrens Cake

Homemade Lego Block Childrens Cake

This Lego Block Childrens Cake is my first Childrens cake I have made. My brief from the client was a Red Lego block Chocolate cake.

I made the Lego sign myself, as well as the Lego man and blocks. I used skittles along the sides to mimic a base board.

Overall the client was really happy with the cake.
I have received another order from her for next week.

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Coolest Building Blocks Baby Cake 27

by Blanca MG
(Stratford, CT. )

Homemade Building Blocks Baby Cake

Homemade Building Blocks Baby Cake

This homemade building blocks baby cake was for a friend. I made this cake with buttercream and yellow cake. I use 6 cakes of 6" each one and I made fondant figures.

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Fondant
by: Anonymous

What is a fondant icing how is it made. I am in Australia and am not sure what it is.
Many thanks

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