|Lego blocks themed cake- vanilla flavored and chocolate cupcakes.|
Its not like they really understand what's going on anyway....which is why I'm totally going to use this cake/party theme again! And by that time, I hope to improve my skills.
I really did a lot of research via google and pinterest when I decided to go with this theme. Of course its easier to buy a pre-made cake but this was a tad cheaper to me. There were lots of creative cakes, cookies and cake pops decorated like legos or like the yellow lego 'men' but I needed to go with something much more elementary......skills-wise.
I watched a Betty Crocker youtube tutorial on how to go about making this cake.....and then did it my way.
Seeing that I was going to have to freeze the cake to get the icing hard between applying different icing layers, I wanted an extra moist cake....for directions, click here.
-Tips to making your cakes/cupcakes extra moist are adding:
~1 cup of buttermilk
~1 3oz. package of dry instant pudding (match pudding flavor to cake flavor)
**If/when using a box cake, mix dry pudding with dry cake mix and add the buttermilk to the wet ingredients of the cake mix.
The buttermilk is an addition, not a substitution.
This was the best darn cake ever! And I put it in the freezer 3 times! Once to cool after baking and then again after each layer of icing (like in the Betty Crocker vid).
The way I made the pegs was by dipping mini oreos in candy melts!
For party favors, I made 'lego' cookies, but they kind of didn't look like legos to me. Like I said, I need more practice.
|Sorry for the blurry picture.|
Then I melted some almond bark in a bowl, like I did with the candy melts and dipped the cookies so that it only covered the top.
Almond bark hardens a bit faster than candy melts (less than 2 mins) so I put the m&m's on quickly after each dip.
Next year, I'll probably just buy a cake. I'm thinking I'll alternate years of baking and buying birthday cakes.
I guess this is a food week for me.
I hope you get some ideas from this post, whether it be the extra moist tips or the Betty Crocker youtube tutorials!