Hellooooo! Happy beautiful Sunday! I wanted to check in and tell you about this awesome (IMO) LEGO cake I made.
For Zachary’s birthday, I knew there were 3 cakes I would need to be responsible for: school cupcakes, family Lego cake and LARGE kid-party Lego cake. The first two were done last week. The last one for this morning’s party definitely gave me the most hesitation, with good reason. It was a pain in the ass. Not going to lie. Anyway, I got this idea from one of my best friends in my head, Rosanna Pansino, star of “Nerrrrrdy Nummies.” Obsessed. Anyway, I watched her YouTube video about said Lego cakes a few times with Zach and then got to work! The thing I was most concerned with was how to make the cake level. There are SOOOO many instructions on the internet, so I picked one that utilized things I had at home and gave it whirl. It actually worked perfectly! See below! OK, let’s get BAKING! You will need:
Box cake mix (I made two- one vanilla and once chocolate)- I like box. Always uniform.
4 tubs of frosting and gel food coloring (red, yellow, green and blue)
Rectangular 12″ baking pan
Dish towel cut into strips
OK, So…to make a level cake, follow directions on box. Spray pan VERY well. Cut dish towels into strips and soak in cold water. Then, pin the strips around the pan. I used paper clips which actually worked perfectly. GUYS, THIS REALLY WORKS!
Cool completely in the fridge. I wrapped mine in saran wrap over night. When you are ready to cut the cake into your Lego bricks, you will make sure it is completely cool. Lay a tap measure across the cake. You will be making 3 total cuts. You will cut at 4″ and 8″ to make 3-3 inch wide blocks. Then, cut the last rectangle in half to make 2 squares. So, each cake will make 2 longs and 2 squares. I had 4 chocolate and 4 vanilla.
Now, for the frosting, I microwaved it for about 10 seconds so to make it easier to spread. Here is where it gets tricky: you have to put 2 coats of frosting on- the first being the crumb coat, because you cut the cake which makes the frosting crumb-filled. Avoid this “look” by doing one frosting coat and refrigerating and then doing again. After you have frosted all Lego bricks, lay out on a large cake board. Snip the large marshmallows in half. “Frost them” with your fingers- so much easier. Then, line them up on the bricks to look like the Lego studs!
This is not a great picture but I was really pleased with how it turned out! And what a great tip regarding a level cake! I will certainly be using that in the future! Enjoy!