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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.
Birthday Cake copy

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.

Birthday cake side pic
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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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.

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legoToday, I enrolled my grandsons for two years of FREE Lego magazines.  How cool is that? The link:  http://hunt4freebies.com/free-lego-club-jr-magazine-2-year-subscription/   will direct you to the website: http://club.lego.com.

Lego’s are one of my favorite toys for my grandkids since they have (1) no batteries, (2) encourage creative learning (3) no noisy beeps or honks.

So what happens to a child that is a Lego-maniac?  According to this website  http://harmonyfinearts.org/category/mindstorms/   “They tend to be creative thinkers, able to work with their hands, problem solvers, and imaginative.”  As they get older, this mom recommends purchasing the Lego NXT Robot and found that her sons “started to soar in their abilities to make all sorts of things with the Lego Mindstorms kit.”

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