Monday, June 29, 2009

Oh No! That's two weeks in a row with no TWD!

This is the first time I've ever done this. And I feel bad. But I don't feel as bad as the boy who was home all day today with a 104 degree fever. So my plan for making this cake to send with the girl to her pool party went right out the window.

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.

18 comments:

Leslie said...

How cute these Lego cakes are! He must have been thrilled!

Megan said...

Yikes! That took so serious determination - but the end result was well worth it!

Kayte said...

Matt would so have loved a lego cake for his birthday, or anything else, and these are darling! Thanks for sharing...might have occasion someday to make one of these and love the photo of how you make the little circles! Hope everyone is well...next week is brownies, so that should be a big hit!

spike. said...

love the lego cake! I've got to find a little one to make this for

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'm so sorry your boy is sick; those high fevers can be worrisome. I know you will make the PPC, but I am so glad to get a chance to see the Lego cake wonderfulness!! Great job (eight cakes!!)

doughmesstic said...

Lego Cake? Oh, now that's just clever. Betty Crocker is just full of great ideas...but secretly, I hope Seven never wants a Lego cake. That looks time consuming.

Hornedfroggy said...

Those lego cakes are adorable!! :)

Heather said...

What a lovely cake for a boy! The colors are so nice and primary bright as well. My Cook's Illustrated white cake recipe turned out really well - it has a firmer crumb than Dorie's. If I had to choose which one I would make again, it would the Cook's Illustrated recipe.

Katrina said...

Those look awesome. Having four boys, I KNOW they would love these! You rock for icing all that! And I love your mallow stick holder.

Flourchild said...

I missed this one too. Your legos look good!

Cakelaw said...

These ar very impressive, and look like they were lots of work! He'll have moved on next year - let's not imagine to what ...

isa said...

Wow! Love the Lego cake. Nice job!

PheMom said...

Those Lego cakes turned out really great!

Here is the link to the B&W cookies. Enjoy!

http://phemomenon.blogspot.com/2008/05/black-and-white-cookies.html

Gabe's Girl said...

Very neat cake! I use cake mix all the time. Duncan Hines in particular. The decorating plus a fresh cake goes over so well that people do not notice the difference. Great work! I definitely keep this in memory!

Secret Server said...

Wow, those look great! I am glad he liked it. Very Very cute, and I loved the pictures with the marshmallows in the bread. It made me do a double take.

Jaime said...

haha what a cute lego cake

SUGAR B said...

What a lucky boy! I would have been all over that! Sounds like a huge project though . . . you have some serious dedication! ;)

Awesome job!

Michele said...

Wow! What a major project. They are so adorable.