One of my friends’s daughters is a huge lego fan. She was having a birthday, she was turning 9! So I decided to surprise her by making her a Lego Man cake. It would be the first time using the Lego Man cake mold that I had sitting on my shelf, and my first time using Fondant. I was definitely up for the challenge. It turned out amazing! It was really easy to make too.
Easy Awesome Lego Man Cake
Prep Mold and Fill with Cake Batter
The first time I tried using the mold, I didn’t use any kind of mold release, kitchen spray, flour, etc. I figured, hey it is silicone, the cake should come right out, I also put way too much batter in it. Needless to say it didn’t come out of the mold very well. So with the remaining batter I did it again, but this time, after leveling off the mounded part of the cooked cake, I put it in the freezer for about an 1hr. After that it came right out of the mold. The following time I have used the mold, I just spray it with cooking spray and it pops out just fine. Then I just leveled off the cake with a knife.
Add Some Fondant
Now came the fun part, decorating this lego man! I had never used fondant before, but hey, I was an “above” average play-doh player when I was young, so how hard could it be to use fondant? I new I needed to knead the fondant in my hands so I went ahead and did that. I rolled out my fondant and went to work!
Add Eyes and Mouth
Once I had the fondant clothes and skin on my awesome lego man cake, I needed to give him eyes and a mouth, so I used some black icing and drew them on. Then my lego man cake was done! Since it was so easy to do, I decided to do a How-to video for my cooking show on Youtube. Everyone was really impressed with the cake, the birthday girl was so excited and loved it!! Job well done.