I am preparing for my son’s 10th birthday, and he is the biggest Lego fan I’ve ever known. He decided that he wanted his cake to look like Lego’s but when I went to the grocery store to see if I could order one, they looked at me like I was crazy.
He is a very very creative kid, so he suggested we MAKE them! I was a little reluctant, as the majority of all the recipes I read used fondant icing (ew).. It tastes horrible. Cake is supposed to be yummy!
So, we decided to try some different things with the regular cake icing. I baked the cake like I normally would. Next time, I will use vanilla not chocolate, as chocolate is really crumby. When it was cooled to room temperature, I threw it in the freezer overnight, cut it into rectangle blocks and used a shot glass (yeah, an actual shot glass!) to cut out the little parts for the top.
The icing was tricky, the 1st one was the blue one, I used an icing spatula to do that one, but it didn’t work out the way I wanted. So the others I put the icing in the microwave for 20 seconds and poured it over the cakes. Each one a different color. Then back into the freezer they went!
I bought some Lego boards at a local toy store and used those as a baseboard to put the homemade Lego birthday cakes on! The fun part of making cakes is having my son be involved, it’s been a fun project!!