Last weekend, I made three birthday cakes, all requested by friends. I started working on the fondant decorations for the cakes as early as Wednesday. For this entry, I’ll tell you about cake #3, one that was Lego-inspired. It’s the simplest looking one of the three birthday cakes. Don’t be fooled though. It isn’t much of a looker, but it was a bit of a production number to make.
This was for a boy’s 7th birthday. It’s a Marble Cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream filling. All the decorative elements were made with fondant.
The blocks are true to scale. I had to borrow some Lego blocks from a friend’s son. I cut the fondant pieces one by one and used a drinking straw to make the round thingies on the blocks…whatever it is they’re called.
Coming from an earlier party, I was only left with an hour or so to put this cake together and to frost some marble cupcakes. It’s a good thing the birthday boy’s mother only wanted a 6″ round birthday cake (one can eat all of it and not worry about taking a fat burner afterwards!) I know I could have done better but whatever reservations I initially had about the cake vanished as soon as we entered the party room. Everybody loved it and they couldn’t believe that the decorations were edible. I have no photos of the cupcakes but they were topped with a block or two. The kids happily munched on them. Hee hee.
I’m on break from baking and cake decorating this weekend. But I’ve got exciting days ahead of me. Bring it on!
Cheers and have a great weekend, y’all!