Coolest Lego Birthday Cake
My 6 year old daughter decided to do a Lego theme party so she could invite some boys to the party (I’m in trouble in 10 years!!) After gathering ideas from this site we decided on doing small-ish bricks in a cupcake size so each child could have their own brick. We baked our own Funfetti cake which I let my daughter help with. We did a double batch of this in a 10xx13 pan. It made a nice dense cake that was easy to work with. I refrigerated the cake before cutting and then kept the pieces in the fridge until I was ready to ice each one.
A simple butter cream was used for the icing and the knobs on top of the bricks were dried out mini marshmallows cut in half (drying them out helped a lot with keeping the shape while decorating with them and all the moisture came back once they were iced and in the fridge). It took me 4 nights to do all the bricks and I just iced them with the butter cream, let them dry slightly then patted down the icing with my fingers and a soft cloth.
The Lego men are Wilton melting candy in yellow and I used a silicone ice cube tray bought off Amazon. The base is Wilton gum paste colored and rolled thin then I pressed a square Lego base piece into it and cut them (easy!!). We topped it with Lego candles bought on Amazon as well and voila!
We ended up cutting the 2×6 bricks in half for the kids and even that was quite a bit of cake but most wanted a 2×2 brick all to themselves so the concept that my daughter and I was a big hit.
Thank-you to all the Lego cake builders before me for the inspiration, we are making one big brick for the family party tomorrow as this was likely a once in a lifetime operation for me!