Instead, I'll show the crazy that was the boy's birthday cake. The Lego cake. Actually, the eight small Lego cakes. Crazy. It was a whole Lego party, so we needed a Lego cake.
I will admit to completely cheating and using a box mix to make each 13 x 9. (One vanilla and one chocolate, because there needs to be choice) I also used canned frosting. I used a very simple idea from Betty Crocker. Gotta love Betty. In essence, you take your cakes, cut them into two rectangles and two squares, frost them, frost some marshmallow halves, and stick the whole thing together. It's not a hard concept. It's not even a hard thing to do. But by the sixth or seventh cake, I just wanted to be done.
Here's the first set of marshmallows. When it was still fun! I was very pleased with my solution for storing the marshmallows.
Here's the blue cake with the little marshmallow knobs on it. They were tricky to get off the toothpicks, but I finally figured out a system.
Here's the green version. Now there's eight of them!
And the green cake all done.
This was the first night's work. Four down, four to go.
Here's the full finished set of cakes. I will admit to getting a little sloppy at the end. I just wanted to be done.
The good news is that the boy loved it. I can't say that I would do this again. I don't think he'll have a Lego party again so I'm off the hook anyway. If you want to try this, and I do think you might, I have one big hint. Freeze the cakes after they have been cut. It makes frosting them much much easier.
Next week, I promise I'll be back with a Dorie recipe. In the meantime, go visit Carol's blog and see what a Perfect Party Cake looks like.