Friday, September 16, 2011

Attack of the Lego Minifigure Cake!

"Caaaake!"
7
I've been making cakes for Aidan's family since he was three. Now he's seven. I love that age. They seem like they're all legs, like foals, and growing so fast that they're tripping over their own now a-full-size-bigger-than-thee-months-ago feet. Their imaginations are huge, and their super powers are at their best.



The 12 sculpted characters on the cake are formed out of a combination of fondant and sugar-paste. It took about three days to make them. Many disappeared within seconds, and clearly, a few were taken prisoner:

While I wouldn't say, "just try this cake at home", I would totally recommend the LEGO Minifig Popsicle mold (below). We used it to start off the basic pieces & shapes of our figures. With these iconic shaped molds, you can make a quick homemade super cool popscle with a big pay-off. An Orange-Banana Smoothie popsicle is just the right kind of yellow of the classic minifigure. (My personal favorite is Watermelon-Chocolate Chip: puree Watermelon, fold in chocolate chips, pour into molds, and freeze.)


The Red Lego "Brick" cake measures 12 X 16 X 5". Its chocolate cake filled with layers of caramel buttercream and chocolate-caramel buttercream.



This one goes out to all the 7 year-olds:


6 comments:

  1. Absolutly funny !!! B A N Z A i i i i i i !!!

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  2. All these ideas to make cake is very good.. This is the way to entertain the kids and they make fun in their events..

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  3. Impressive. These are great!

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  4. I just have to tell you that this is about the coolest kid's cake I've ever seen. I just pinned it to Pinterest. My kids LOVE Legos (and, frankly, so do I!). Great, great job. You're super talented!

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  5. That was awesome..if you could freeze the minifigures and ship them...they would sell like hotcakes...

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing that you started the shapes off with the popsicle mold (which we just happened to have picked up at LEGOLAND last summer. I had never so much as touched gum paste or fondant, but my son really had his heart set on a LEGO-themed cake this year. I was able to use the popsicle molds to start off 3 Ninjago figures. While I wouldn't say I found the process of cutting them apart, reshaping the pieces and sticking them back together relaxing, the results were credible enough to make my main critic happy.

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