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‘Lego King of his Castle Birthday Cake’

My grandson chose a ‘Lego King of his Castle’ theme for his sixth birthday party.  The little king’s swim party was a success, even though his crown didn’t float very well.
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The lego birthday king is wearing his red robe and flanked by his lego princess sister and prince brother.  They are shaped from Rice Krispie Treats and covered with colored fondue.  Wilton FoodWriter pens outlined the face and robe details.

Hershey chocolate squares were used for the castle door and windows, then outlined with piped dark chocolate.  Sugar wafer cookies are the drawbridge and held with chocolate licorice chains.

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I cut squares out of the middle of the double layered chocolate cake and placed the pieces on each corner.  The turrets are chocolate covered mini marshmallows.  Waffle cones were placed on top of ice cream cones and chocolate frosting “glued” them together, with golden sugar glitter sprinkled over them.

Bubble wrap covered the tray and then frosted blue for the lego base.  Blue Jello jigglers were cut and placed with red Gummy fish around the cake for the moat.  Fruit rollups were used for the flags and banner.

Many of my inspirations came from the creative ideas for Lego Castle Cakes found in the website: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com.

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Dinosaur Birthday Cake

My twin grandsons decided that, although they will always share their birthday date, they shouldn’t have to share the same cake.  The one thing they both agreed on was that both cakes should be chocolate,

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His twin brother loves trains and requested the train cake.   My dinosaur loving twin grandson chose a Stegosaurus cake.

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His chocolate cake was baked in two round cake pans.  The dinosaur body is a round cake cut in half, with frosting holding the body together.  The tail is a crescent shape cut from the second round cake.  Then four feet were cut to fit next to the body.  A square piece was used for the front of the body’s neck base.  The head was cut and wooden dowels were placed into the cake pieces for support.

All pieces were frozen, so the cut edges frosted easily with less crumbling.  I  tinted white frosting green and used a spoon to help give the frosted body some scales.  The eyes are yellow yogurt candy and more candy was placed on the toasted coconut that I scattered around the dinosaur.  I colored some fondant yellow and cut triangles for the spikes on his back.

The little guy was made from Rice Krispie treats. The bars mold easily and stick together perfectly.  I cut ½-bar for the body and ½-bar to make the two legs.  Another bar was cut up to shape a round head, two arms and feet.  I used colored fondant to cover him and Wilton FoodWriter pens to draw fine lines for the eyes and other details.

To keep your fingers from looking yellowish green for the next week, wear disposable gloves while mixing the colors into the fondant.  Also, a little oil keeps the fondant from sticking to your gloves as you wrap and shape the Rice Krispie bars.

My inspiration for this dinosaur cake came from the many great ideas shown on this website: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com.   Please leave a comment, if you have any questions on the assembly of this cute cake.

Kitty Cat Birthday Cake

My grandson’s favorite animal is a grey cat that was his pet when he was a little tyke.  I loved adding this special touch to his birthday party with a cat shaped cake.

BIRTHDAY cakeI baked one chocolate cake mix in two round cake pans and another cake mix in a small round bowl and a loaf pan.  One round cake was cut in half and white frosting glued them together for the body.  The other round cake and loaf pan was cut into pieces for the legs, paws, and tail.  The bowl shaped cake formed the head.  All cut pieces were frozen to make them easier to frost.  Black coloring was added to the white frosting for a dark grey color.

The decorations include red licorice for the collar, eyebrows and paws.  A blue Jelly bean was used for his nose.  Two green jelly beans, with black food coloring, created the eyes.  Yellow frosting added his whiskers.  To make ears, I cut rice krispie treats into triangle shapes and frosted them with white and pink frosting.  Wilton Foodwriter pens were used to write his name and Happy Birthday on fruit rollups.

Adrian’s big hug and excited  “thanks grandma” comment, was worth staying up late the night before to create his special cake.

Lego Birthday Cake

My grandson loves Lego’s, so I surprised him with this Birthday cake.  I found many creative ideas for Lego cakes on http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com.

Lego CakeOne clever idea in this website, was to tape bubble wrap to the tray.  Spreading the frosting on the bubble wrap was made easy by thinning a can of white frosting with some milk and green food coloring.  I poured the frosting on and then spread it with a knife.  Removal was done by kids licking fingers.

I baked two Betty Crocker chocolate cakes (his favorite) in 9 x 13 size pans. The cooled cakes were cut into thirds and then into halves for different sizes. The ½ sizes can be cut in ½ again for the very smallest size.  Each Lego is 2 layers high for the largest sizes.  Note: This is where I had a problem with the moist cakes becoming sagging Legos.  I’ve since learned to wrap tin foil around carboard pieces and insert them between the layers to stabilize the leaning tower look.

I froze the cake pieces, so the cut edges frosted easily with less crumbling (a professional cake baker tip).  I then cut large marshmallows in half and frosted them for the Lego tops (another neat idea from the website).  Although fondant icing would give a finished look and frosting the sides smooth took longer, the taste was worth it.

The little Lego guy is made from Rice Krispie treats. The bars mold easily and stick together perfectly.  I cut ½-bar for the body and ½-bar to make the two legs.  Another bar was cut up to shape a round head, two arms and feet.  I used colored fondant to cover him and Wilton FoodWriter pens to draw fine lines for the eyes and other details.

Please let me know if you have any questions for creating this fun cake.