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.
The birthday boy knew what he wanted for his cake, from the theme to the flavor to the colors. He wanted two flavors, vanilla and chocolate. And he made sure his mom told me that there were to be no pinks and purples on the cake. He has seen too many birthday cakes I’ve made for girls. *wink*
The bottom tier is a 10-inch square Vanilla Chiffon cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream filling. The top tier is an 8-inch round Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake with custard filling.
The Lego blocks were a tad tedious to make, that much I can tell you. I did have an easier time making them the second time around because I’ve devised a method for cutting the blocks. What I was not able to do, however, was devise a method to speed up the process of sticking the round thingies on the blocks. Thank goodness hubby offered to help. Yes, hubby helped! Otherwise, we would have been late for the party.
The blocks, the letters and the number 6 were cut out of gum paste. I used the Lego logo colors for the letters and the number 6.
While I’m happy with the cake, I can’t help but be just a tad disappointed that on the way to the party venue, some of the blocks fell off, and some blocks on the bottom tier seemed to want to slide under the cake. It’s a good thing I brought some gum glue with me. And I’m glad this was not a real building with blocks falling off or it’s a disability appeal waiting to happen. *shivers*
Hopefully, the third time I make a Lego cake, it will be much much smooth sailing. ;)