Elle turned Eight!
She requested a Lego cake so I went to my usual source of inspiration: pinterest. You can check out the different Lego cakes I found on my Kids Stuff Board. The following three cakes were my inspiration: Lego Brick Birthday Cake, Easy Lego Brick Cake, Building Blocks Cake, and Walmart's lack of availability of bricks because I really wanted to make a cake that looked like a Cake Construction Site.
Even though it didn't come out exactly like I wanted I still think it came out just fine. She was thrilled when I revealed it to her, so I guess I did all right.
To make your own you will need:
- 2 boxes of cake mix
- 2-4 loaf pans (I cooked mine 2 loaves at time)
- 1 small pyrex glass bowl
- Happy Birthday! candles
- Lego people (mine are from the Lego Movie)
- Duplo's to make a tower
- regular sized marshmallows
- Frosting (I use a crisco frosting, because it is white and easier to frost)
- food coloring (if you use Wilton brand your colors will be brighter)
- wax paper
- Mix cake according to directions. Divide batter between two loaf pans. I baked mine for 40 mins or more. I inserted a knife in the middle .. which made it fall flat of course ..and when it came out clean it was done.
- For the second box first fill your pyrex dish half way with batter and then divide between to loaf pans
- Make frosting and color it.
- When frosting your Legos frost the side that is going to touch the other side of the other Lego first. Then there is a clear separation. Slide pieces of wax paper underneath the edge just a little bit so that your colors don't mix. You may need a sharp knife to cut the edge of the frosting so that it will pull away cleanly.
- One loaf you are going to cut in half. I suggest using a skim coat on the raw side and waiting until it dries (or nearly) and then frost it. I put my cut sides in so that they couldn't be seen.
- Make the Lego nubs. Cut a marshmallow in half. I found it easiest to hold the marshmallow between my fingers and frost the sides first. Then I put it down on the cake. I smoothed out the top as best as I could and then made an "L" on the top.
- A tip from my aunt. A cold and wet knife will smooth out the frosting rather nicely.
That's it. It's time consuming, but that look of joy is so worth it!