I made this Homemade Lego Star Wars Cake Design for my son's golden 6th Birthday. He turned 6 on the 6th! He LOVES Lego Star Wars right now, so I knew that was the theme I wanted to go with. I'd never used fondant before and figured this would be a good time to attempt it. I did a little research online, but I wanted to come up with my own design and this is what I came up with.
I baked 2 cakes...devil's food cake (out of the box) each 9 by 13 size. The first one I cut up into big Lego block size pieces, then frosted just the tops of them (I tried frosting all sides, but it started falling apart). Then I pulled out my marshmallow fondant that I'd made a few days before and got to work coloring some of it blue, some gray and leaving the rest white.
I used Wilton food coloring gels. Then I gradually rolled out small pieces to cover each Lego. Then I cut out the "dots" with a tiny cup kind of like an old film container and painted a little water on to get them to stick.
Next I frosted (with regular cream cheese frosting) the other cake and put real Legos all around the bottom, then gradually pieced together where I wanted the big Legos. To hide my imperfect bottoms of them I piped around them with a small star design.
To finish it off, I added my son's mini Lego Star Wars figures and added his name and stars to the cake board (that was a cardboard piece covered in silver wrapping paper).
It actually turned out better than I thought it might! He and his friends LOVED it! Half of them even ate the fondant. I had to have a piece with real frosting.
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