- Food and Cooking
How to Make a Simple LEGO Cake
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.
Three different mixing bowls of different sizes. Each with a spout to make things easier.
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....Click thumbnail to view full-size
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.
Serves: 12 but may vary depending on how hungry you are
- One box of cake mix
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
- Preheat oven to 325 F
- Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening or olive spray
- Flour lightly
- Making the Cake
- Blend came mix, water, oil and eggs in a large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds)
- Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes
- Pour batter in pans and bake immediately.
- Baking time may vary depending on the pans you are using. Use the directions on the box.
- Check with a tooth pick when it comes out clean it is done.
- Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
- Rectangle shape
- 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.
Frosting and Decorating Your Cake
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 LegosClick thumbnail to view full-size
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
My first set of Lego's, that I still have to this day
Here are a few sites that helped to inspire this one.
- Lego.com Home
This is a link that is saved on the browser tool bar. In fact it is the first one. Sorry Squidoo the sites for my kids come first.
- Duncan Hines
This is the cake and frosting that were used to make this cake for my son. The image that was used in the Alternative portion was gotten from this site.
This is the site for the alternate cake and frosting choice. The two images used above were gotten from that site.
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
This was sent to my son by his grandparents. He had it put together in under 10 minutes.
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.