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How to Make a Simple LEGO Cake

Updated on April 12, 2015

Not sure how the wife got this idea but it is worth sharing

Dear I need you to go to the store for a few things for our sons birthday. For all the guys out there I am sure you know where this is leading. For those that don't please keep reading.

The wife wanted to make a cake only had a couple things that had to be included. Chocolate cake and vanilla icing. That was easy. The cake was on sale and the frosting had a coupon that was not to be doubled but was any ways.

I got home and there was another list. Candles for the cake preferably green, and little round candies the kind that were red and white and tasted like candy canes. I still had no idea where she was going with this one. So those reading you are not alone wondering where this one is going.

Late breaking news the son asked for green frosting. I could have gotten that at the store. But no she wanted me to get white frosting.

Basic equipnet needed to make your Lago worth eating - This does not include the stove.

Cuisinart CTG-00-3MBW Set of 3 BPA-free Mixing Bowls, White
Cuisinart CTG-00-3MBW Set of 3 BPA-free Mixing Bowls, White

Three different mixing bowls of different sizes. Each with a spout to make things easier.

 
Lobster Claw Oven Mitt, Quilted Cotton, Designed for Light Duty Use, by Boston Warehouse
Lobster Claw Oven Mitt, Quilted Cotton, Designed for Light Duty Use, by Boston Warehouse

Things around the oven are always getting hot so have some fun while getting thing out.

 

The four main ingreedents for making your Lego cake are....

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The cake mix. We went with chocolate because that was what he wanted. And when the cake is frosted the cake is not seen until the first piece is served.The frosting can be any flavor it just depends on the color when you are done. If you wish to have flavor added then a different type of frosting maybe needed.If you are going with the vanilla then you will need this to change the desired color of the frosting. The flavor will not change just the color.Circular candy is a great choice to add in as the pegs. The only issue I had was finding a round blue candy. But I did get the mint to fill in. Just because I wanted one to eat as soon as the picture was taken.
The cake mix. We went with chocolate because that was what he wanted. And when the cake is frosted the cake is not seen until the first piece is served.
The cake mix. We went with chocolate because that was what he wanted. And when the cake is frosted the cake is not seen until the first piece is served.
The frosting can be any flavor it just depends on the color when you are done. If you wish to have flavor added then a different type of frosting maybe needed.
The frosting can be any flavor it just depends on the color when you are done. If you wish to have flavor added then a different type of frosting maybe needed.
If you are going with the vanilla then you will need this to change the desired color of the frosting. The flavor will not change just the color.
If you are going with the vanilla then you will need this to change the desired color of the frosting. The flavor will not change just the color.
Circular candy is a great choice to add in as the pegs. The only issue I had was finding a round blue candy. But I did get the mint to fill in. Just because I wanted one to eat as soon as the picture was taken.
Circular candy is a great choice to add in as the pegs. The only issue I had was finding a round blue candy. But I did get the mint to fill in. Just because I wanted one to eat as soon as the picture was taken.

Make sure to use the same shape as the above Pyrex dish for this cake. It is what is needed to prepare your cake in a rectangle shape.

Cook Time

Prep Time:

Total Time:

Serves: 12 but may vary depending on how hungry you are

Ingredients

  • One box of cake mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  1. Preparation
  2. Preheat oven to 325 F
  3. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening or olive spray
  4. Flour lightly
  5. Making the Cake
  6. Blend came mix, water, oil and eggs in a large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds)
  7. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes
  8. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately.
  9. Baking
  10. Baking time may vary depending on the pans you are using. Use the directions on the box.
  11. Check with a tooth pick when it comes out clean it is done.
  12. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
  13. Rectangle shape
  14. After cooling the edges of the cake can be trimmed to make it into a more rectangular shape. Any part of the trimmings are open season for snacking.
Cast your vote for Making the Cake
The Cake is now Cooling - And you may have to trim a bit off to have it in the shape of a rectangle
The Cake is now Cooling - And you may have to trim a bit off to have it in the shape of a rectangle

Frosting and Decorating Your Cake

  1. Start by opening the frosting and mixing in the food coloring or adding in a packet of frosting mix.

    It is suggested that you add in the food coloring a little at a time to help determine how you would like the color to come out.

  2. Frost the cake. It may be hard not to sample the frosting but if all goes well there may just be some left over when you are done.
  3. Starting at one end add on the candy in pairs. Keep going until you reach the other end. This will make your cake look like a Lego. Simple though it maybe, eaten quickly it will be. I went with eight pegs / candies on each cake. That is a total of 16 pieces to finish this design.

The Cake is Frosted and we are adding on the Candy / Pegs

A few alternatives for making your edable Legos

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There are actual cakes out there that come in different colors and flavors.Or instead of food coloring if you wish to add color and flavor then these could be a great option.
There are actual cakes out there that come in different colors and flavors.
There are actual cakes out there that come in different colors and flavors.
Or instead of food coloring if you wish to add color and flavor then these could be a great option.
Or instead of food coloring if you wish to add color and flavor then these could be a great option.

The Finished Product

The Finished Product
The Finished Product

So the question of the hour is...

What would you rather do with your Legos?

Eat them - the cake version not the plastic ones

Eat them - the cake version not the plastic ones

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    Build them with or with out the instruction sheet

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      My first set of Lego's, that I still have to this day

      Some fun things on amazon - They may not help with what this lens is about but sometimes you just have to have fun playing with your Legos

      LEGO City Off Road Fire Rescue (7942)
      LEGO City Off Road Fire Rescue (7942)

      This was sent to my son by his grandparents. He had it put together in under 10 minutes.

       
      LEGO Mini Figure Set #853340 Wedding Bride Groom Table Decoration
      LEGO Mini Figure Set #853340 Wedding Bride Groom Table Decoration

      Something fun for the newly weds or a great anniversary gift. Trust me If I had found this one it would have been part of the 20 year anniversary gifts. At this point it might just have to be for the 25th year.

       

      Before making your cake and eating it too - Please leve me a word or two.

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