If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I always try to give my kids exactly what they want in a birthday party. I didn’t have many parties as a kid, and awesome parties (within reason) are something I’ve always tried to provide. This year, the boy had two simple request… 1) a sleepover and 2) a Lego cake.
Initially, the boy wanted the same party he’s had for the last two years… a construction themed cake at the horse barn. My sister and baker extraordinaire and I both rolled our eyes at the thought of a third construction themed cake – even if the first two were pretty cool. He stuck by his plan from post birthday party #4, through the remainder of 2013, up until his sister’s 7th birthday party/sleepover in December. From that moment on, nothing mattered outside of being able to have a sleepover. Score! After a little convincing, the boy agreed to ease up on his need for a “tractor cake” and decided to go with a Lego cake instead.
My boy isn’t like my girl, not at all. He’s much happier at home, playing in the dirt or watching a movie, than he is concentrating on an activity. With that in mind, we decided to keep the party low key – just a few boys, carryout pizza and an awesome Lego cake. After some research on Pinterest and meshing a few ideas together, my sister put together this awesome construction themed Lego cake:
The tiny machines are all parts of Lego sets assembled by yours truly, and the crane (the working, remote control crane) was an on hand item that the boy got for Christmas from Santa (I have it on good authority that Santa acquired said crane on Amazon at a very reasonable cost.) The Lego bricks are all made of homemade marshmallow fondant, layered over a delicious vanilla cake.
The fondant, as always, was a huge hit with the kids. We stabilized the little Lego creations with some plain vanilla frosting (it makes an excellent glue) and simply tied the candle to the crane hook with a little string around the candle wick.
The crane was cool… all of the kids got a huge kick out of it. Truth be told, so did I! We lowered his candle, untied it and lit it for him to blow out. I even made a video of the crane in action to share with my friends on Facebook…
What do you think? Is that a cool Lego cake or what? I hope you share this with your kiddos or any of your friends who have Lego loving kids. It was a truly awesome cake and something simple enough anyone could make their own version at home.