April 28, 2010
- Lego How-To
Lego fanatics, enthusiasts, hobbyists, or people who just can’t get over their love for the plastic bricks: get ready to eat your Lego! No, Lego is not going to release edible Lego bricks but you can! Lego cakes have been the staple party food for Lego-loving kid parties.
However, if you love the idea of a Lego cake, you don’t have to gate crash your neighbor’s children’s party. You can make your own Lego cake with your everyday cake ingredients. Betty Crocker’s recipe for the Lego cake is one of the easiest to follow and using ingredients you can find right in your kitchen.
Things you’ll need:
1 Betty Crocker cake mix,
2 containers of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Vanilla frosting,
yellow, blue, and red food coloring,
12 marshmallows, cut crosswise.
Following the cake mix instructions, mix it with the water, vegetable oil, and eggs, and pour it into a greased baking pan. Afterwards, put the pan in your preheated oven to make your basic cake.
While the cake mix is in the oven, prepare your frosting. This will serve as the Lego cake’s paint. Since the recipe calls for three colors, prepare small bowls for each color that will be made. Prepare a cup of red frosting, 1 cup for yellow, and 2/3 cup of blue. Leave some frosting uncolored for later.
Take out the cake mix from the oven, and let it cool. Cut the top to make it flat, and cut the whole thing into thirds. Cut the last third in half to make it square. You now have blocks for your Lego.
Frost your blocks with one color per block. To make the ‘pegs’ and attaching them on your cake, take the halved-marshmallows and frost it. Attach them on top of your frosted blocks with toothpicks and making sure it’s the same color as the blocks they are on. Use six for the rectangular pieces, and 4 for the square. Congratulations on your Lego cake!