Monday, July 11, 2011

Lego Man Birthday Cake

The inspiration for this cake and cupcakes came from this post at Sugar Swings! Serve Some and this post at Martha Stewart. I bought the candy mold at the Lego store but you can find them online.

To begin I put a handful of candy melts into a zip lock bag and melted them in the microwave. For most of the bags 45 seconds was long enough to liquify them but I mashed them around a bit just to be sure. Then I squished all the candy down into one corner and used an Ikea bag clip to hold everything in place. Then I snipped off a very tiny bit of the corner of the bag.

Then I took a bunch of pictures of the melted candy because it was so colorful!


I followed Sugar Swings! instructions and carefully piped in the lego man hands and about half of each body part. Then I went back and filled each body part up to the top. By filling only half at a time you can keep the colors from flowing into the wrong body part. Then when you're finished take the bag clips off and throw the bags away. No messy clean up!


Tap the mold against the counter a couple of times to get the bubbles out and then use a mini-spatula to scrape off the excess.

After chilling in the fridge for about 15 minutes (maybe 20? not sure, I was on pinterest) the little guys popped right out.

I strongly suggest you take very good care of your lego men. And make extra. Because when you drop the bag of lego men on the floor, this is bound to happen. (Which will give you flashbacks to the Valentine's Day cupcake topper disaster.) Don't cry! This time you made extra.

I mixed these two together for the filling of a 13" layer cake.

Then I stuck the M&Ms and lego men on in somewhat of a pattern. I actually wasn't hugely impressed with the cake but everyone else loved it, so I think I'm just too hard on myself.



And here's how the cupcakes turned out for Christopher's end-of-the-year school party. That day I took the time to draw faces on the men with Wilton Food Writers.




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24 comments:

  1. I love how reading your blog feels like I'm sitting at dinner talking to you! :)
    I think the cake is really creative... the m&m dots have the same feel as lego blocks. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. awesome, and great job, love the cake and the lego dudes! thanks so much for the link as well!!

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  3. Oh my, I love this! I have to get one of those mold for sure! Great job!

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  4. What a great idea! The cake turned out just beautiful..and you did a great job with the Lego men! You're very creative!

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  5. This is awesome. I really love how you did the "6"!

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  6. So completely awesome! One lucky birthday boy!

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  7. Okay, am I crazy or is that boy who's blowing out the candles NOT Christopher?? So, you made that fantastic cake for someone else? How nice are you!! Great cake decorating. As usual, a home run.

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  8. I really like that idea thanks for sharing!Now google following you, please pop by, Karima x
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  9. My son is 18, but is still a Legomaniac. I know he would absolutely love these. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. These are so fun. That cake is adorable!

    I made similar cupcakes for my twin boys 5th b-day earlier this year. Using candy molds to make cupcake toppers is such a fun way to personalize any party!

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  12. Those are TOO CUTE! Love it! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

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  13. Awesome! I love it :)

    The Farm Girl

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  14. AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I have been surfing for ideas for days and am so happy I stumbled upon this one. My LEGO mold just came in the mail, I bought the chocolate today and am ready to roll this weekend. Thanks Again, it's going to be fun!!!

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  16. Those are great I never thought about the Wilton candy melts.I did something similar for my sons 5th b-day. I used colored fondant to make mine. It was like playing with playdough. Popped them in the freezer so they could set quicker and they were great. Love it!

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  18. hi just wanted to know if you have made this lego in fondent and if so can u please show me how you did it thank u

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  19. I am making these for my son's party that is this Saturday. Can I make them ahead of time? How do I store them and for how long can I store them?

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    1. You can absolutely make them ahead of time! I'm not an expert on candy melts but I would guess that you could store them in an airtight container for as long as you can store candy melts. I've had a half opened package in the pantry for over a year and they still melt and taste as good as candy melts ever taste :-)

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  20. Loved them!
    Can you make them with one week in advance?
    If so can they stay at room temperature or need to be refrigerated?

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    1. You can keep them at room temp. I would suggest a cool, dark location and wax paper between layers of candy men.

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