Lego-Inspired Cake

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!


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4 Responses to “Lego-Inspired Cake”

  1. Keith says:

    Cool! They really look like Lego blocks. Very creative.

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  2. […] Two weeks ago, I made a 2-tiered Lego-inspired birthday cake for the 6th birthday of a dear friend’s son.  It was my second time to make a Lego-inspired birthday cake.  The first one,  a 6-inch round cake, I made 2 months ago.  You can see it HERE. […]

  3. katy says:

    i was wondering, how did you get those blocks to be uniformed and perfect? i can’t find any moldings.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Katy! I don’t have any Lego molds as well. I painstakingly cut the blocks one by one. These are the same size as the real thing. I used a long strip of cardstock as guide/template of sorts, then cut it into smaller pieces of different sizes. For the round thingies, I used a drinking straw as cutter. I would have used round piping tips as cutters but they were either too small or too big. Will you be making a Lego-themed cake anytime soon? Good luck! It’s quite a laborious undertaking! Hee hee. Thanks for dropping by!

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